Yesterday, Quincy Jones gave another explosive interview, this time with Vulture, that touched on everything from who really killed Kennedy, to Marlon Brando’s sexual exploits with Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor to his thoughts on new artists like Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper.
When asked about one mistake he’s learned from, Jones replied his 2010 album,Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, an album that was meant as a tribute to his legacy but ended up not going over well at all. Jones specifically called out T-Pain, who had a hand in remixing Michael Jackson’s massive 1982 hit, “P.Y.T.” with Robin Thicke.
“I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they’d do versions of songs that I’d done over my career. I said to them, ‘Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals.’ That didn’t happen. T-Pain, man, he didn’t pay attention to the details,” Jones said.
T-Pain Replied in a series of Tweets: