- Quincy Jones, music producer of Michael Jackson, claimed that the King of Pop stole songs
- He also called Jackson “greedy” for refusing to give credit to a keyboardist for co-writing the song “”Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
- Jones, who was also a friend to Jackson, opened up about Jackson’s plastic surgery
Legendary music producer, Quincy Jones, claimed that Michael Jackson stole songs. In an interview on The New York Magazine’s The Vulture, Jones confessed that the King of Pop plagiarized a lot of songs. Quincy had earned 28 Grammy awards and co-produced Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums.
Jones pointed out the similarities of Donna Summer’s State of Independence and Jackson’s Billie Jean. He was quoted saying, “I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] “State of Independence” and “Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.”
He even went on to call Jackson as “greedy” for not giving credit to the keyboardist Greg Phillinganes who co-wrote the song “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”
Jones, who was close to Jackson, confessed that he had often talked to the King of Pop about the plastic surgeries. Jones said, “I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had.”