Michael Jackson may have been long gone but Quincy Jones still had plenty to say about everything from dating Ivanka Trump to what he hates about modern pop in that classic interview with Vulture, but one of the biggest bombshells was when he accused the greatest entertainer of all time was a thief that was among the biggest bombshells. “ Michael Jackson stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs…. Michael Jackson was as Machiavellian as they come,” he said in the interview.
Now, Michael’s father Joe Jackson and some other members of the Jackson family are hitting back against the 84-year-old producer and the comments he made. Reportedly, one family member told Page Six they think Jones “must have the first stages of dementia.”
Joe initially didn’t have too much to say when TMZ asked him about the comments a few days ago, only saying that Jones “knows better” than to make those accusations. But now he’s offering up his own ideas about where the comments really stem from, saying he thought Jones was “quite jealous of Michael Jackson because he’s never worked with someone with all of that talent.” Another family member echoed this, saying Jones “quietly carried a vendetta” against the icon. “It goes way back, and [Jones] recently got money from Michael’s estate,” said the relative, likely referring to the multi-million dollar win against the late singer’s estate for unpaid royalties.