Michael Jackson’s Dad Reacts to Quincy Jones Saying the Pop Legend Stole Music

In case you somehow missed last week’s juicy Vulture interview with Quincy Jones, the famous producer made some pretty wild allegations. According to Jones, he once dated Ivanka Trump, who apparently has “the most beautiful legs” but “the wrong father,” Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando had sex once (which Pryor’s widow confirmed), and Michael Jackson “stole a lot of stuff.” Specifically, Jones said Michael stole “Billie Jean” and “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.”

TMZ started to ask Joe Jackson on Saturday at the restaurant Toscanova in Calabasas, CA if his son did, in fact, steal the hook of “Billie Jean” from Donna Summer’s song “State of Independence.” Joe immediately chimed in and said, “I raised Michael, he’s my son. Quincy Jones, he knows better. I don’t want to talk about it.” When asked if he thinks Michael wrote “Billie Jean,” he said, “Yes, correct.”

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  1. Drake out here actually stealing music but MJ samples a beat from Donna Summers that he admitted to while he was alive and Q.J. claims he was stealing. Jones still bitter Jackson stopped letting him produce his music.

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  3. Whats up with artists being so salty lately and trying to find any little thing to say its stolen? Yesterday with Guillermo Del Toro and now MJ. Leeches I swear.

  4. The media is going super wild about this case guys. This is so fucking crazy. Think about it Billie Jean was published on 1983, why would a jerk like Quincy Jones say sth like that in 2018. 😡Michael could never ever steal any music. This is so crazy. Quincy Jones is talking shit about everyone. 😠😤😡

  5. Didn’t his dad beat him when he was a child, called him ugly and his nose ugly which many people believed was the reason Michael got nose jobs when he got older. And he worked them tirelessly not giving them a childhood which fucked up michael and made him hang out with kids as a grown man and stirred up his alleged paedophilic activities.

  6. I won’t really say “stealing” but I can imagine mj taking a song he felt he thought was betting fit for himself. All artist do it let’s not act like that’s something new. But Quincy is knocking on that door. Everything at its end time always comes to light. Now you say you haven’t gotten all your monies for Thriller. Ummm that’s your fault sir. Stop it.

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