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Quincy Jones has issued an apology for his recent controversial interviews. The iconic producer shared a lengthy letter on Twitter, explaining that his daughters held an intervention as a result of “some silly things” he revealed in the interviews. Jones said, “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 &…I have LEARNED MY LESSON! Let me tell you, I’m so grateful for my daughters because they aren’t scared to stand up to their daddy. I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it. And I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it.”

He continued, “When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long & crazy life (& you’ve recently stopped drinking — three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT paint the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) come flooding back all at once. Even at 85, it’s apparent that ‘wordvomit’ & badmouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty…you name it. And of course, I don’t want that.”

  • Quincy went on to say that he reached out to his friends in private, but also wanted to issue a public apology. He added, “I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended & I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me & to those who aren’t.”

 

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