AceShowbiz - Quincy Jones recently made headlines for his outlandish statements regarding the entertainment industry during recent interviews. The record producer has issued an apology on social media after a surprise "family intervention" staged by his daughters.
"A couple weekends ago, my six daughters (who I'm beyond proud of) took me aside to do a surprise 'family intervention' because of some silly things I've said in two recent interviews," so he began his lengthy statement which was posted on February 22. "I am an imperfect human & I'm not afraid to say it. And I'm sorry & I'm not afraid to say it."
"Even at 85, it's apparent that 'wordvomit' & bad-mouthing is inexcusable," Jones continued, noting that his statements "contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty."
He continued saying that he has reached out to his friends privately to apologize, but he wanted to do it in public as well. "When you live a public life you have a responsibility to be an example,& since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make a public apology," Jones said.
"I am sorry to anyone to whom my words offended & I'm especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me & to those who aren't," he added, thanking his "dear family & friends" for "calling me out when I've clearly made a mistakes... many mistakes."
He concluded his lengthy apology by writing, "I encourage you all to please grow with me & keep on keepin' on." He added, "Love, an 85 year old bow-legged man who is still learning from his mistakes."
Jones recently made headlines after his two interviews were published online. In a GQ Magazine interview, the legendary producer took a jab at Taylor Swift by saying that her music is just "hooks." In an interview with Vulture, he accused Michael Jackson of stealing songs and called The Beatles "the worst musician."