Record producer Quincy Jones talks about Frank, Michael, and how he and Tupac Shakur were not lovers
Music impresario Quincy Jones has worked with all the legends in the business, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. With that type of success, and longevity, a gay rumor will eventually be attached.
Jones was recently interviewed by the New York Times and swatted away rumors he was involved in the murder of Tupac Shakur or wanted to sleep with him. At the time of his death, the late musician was engaged to Jones’ daughter
‘The people who say I wanted to have sex with him,’ Jones said to the newspaper. ‘Man, this is the biggest age of haters I have ever seen in my life. I’ve been called a blonde-lover, a pedophile, gay, everything. I don’t care, man. Imagine my daughter being engaged to Tupac and me trying to make love to him? And I’m not into no men, man. I’m a hard-core lesbian. Are you kidding? All my life, all my life.’
Jones also discussed why he and the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson, stopped working together after the singer’s record breaking albums ‘Off the Wall,’ ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad.’
‘He told his manager that I was losing it, that I didn’t understand the business because I didn’t understand in 1987 that rap was dead. Rap wasn’t dead. Rap hadn’t even started yet.’