Michael Jackson's dad, Joe Jackson, recently denied Quincy Jones's claims against his late son. The 89-year-old former talent manager said that Michael did not steal other people's songs.
During a recent interview, Joe said that Jones accused Michael of stealing other people's songs simply because he was jealous of him. Joe also said that Jones is just bitter over the fact that he never had the chance to work with Michael for as long as he wanted to.
However, Joe acknowledged that there are similarities between his son's song "Billie Jean," and Donna Summers' track "State of Independence." Joe said that Jones should be the one blamed for that.
"He says my son stole it, but he was the producer on both 'Billie Jean' and 'State of Independence,' so if anybody is wrong it would be Quincy," said Joe.
Does Quincy Jones Have A Vendetta Against Michael Jackson?
Another member of the Jackson family is convinced that Jones had some sort of vendetta against Michael. Jones and Michael's disagreements go way back to more than 30 years ago when Michael said that he does not think Jones deserved a Grammy for producing "Thriller."
"Michael did all the work. It's his music and everyone knows Michael's sound - and 'Thriller' was all Michael Jackson," said the Jackson family member.
Quincy Jones's Accusations
Earlier this month, Jones likened Michael to a Machiavellian. The record producer also dubbed the late singer as greedy. Jones, 84, also talked about Michael's plastic surgery and said that it was something that he could not understand back then.
"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. Bull****... He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused him. What do you expect?" said Jones.
Michael passed away on June 25, 2009. The singer's official cause of death was declared as cardiac arrest, but he also struggled with drug abuse throughout his life. Following his death, Jones released a statement and said that he could not believe that Michael was taken away from them at such an early age. The singer was only 50 years old when he died.
In his statement, Jones praised Michael for his talent, grace, professionalism, and dedication. He also said that he is a legacy, and his music will live on even beyond his death.