July 2nd, 2009
Quincy Jones did an interview with Men.Style.com and boy was it interesting! He spoke about his fondest and weirdest memories of Michael Jackson. Here are some excerpts:
Q: You were there to witness the strange evolution in Michael’s appearance. Did you ever step in and saying anything about it?
A: Oh, we talked about it all the time. But he’d come up with, “Man, I promise you I have this disease,” and so forth, and “I have a blister on my lungs,” and all that kind of b.s. It’s hard, because Michael’s a Virgo, manâ€”he’s very set in his ways. You can’t talk him out of it. Chemical peels and all that stuff.
Q: Is that what it was?
A: Well, what do you think? You see his kids?
Q: You’re not going to be there?
A: No. I can’t be there, anyway. I’m going to Wales the day after tomorrow, I go to Montreux, I go to Marbella, I go to the south of France. My condolences and love I’ve already sent to the family. But being there with 10 million people is not my idea of a tribute to somebody you were so close toâ€”who’s got a part of your soul. Our souls were joined, you know. And a piece of it goes with him.