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Grapevine: Quincy spills the tea in Vulture interview

February 8, 2018

Quincy Jones dishes the dirt in Vulture interview

In an interview with Vulture published Wednesday, legendary music producer Quincy Jones dropped all kinds of bombs. He called Michael Jackson “greedy” over songwriting credits and called Jackson’s reasons for getting plastic surgery “bulls---.” In regards to the Hillary Clinton’s “secrets” Jones said: “I know too much, man.” He also revealed that he’s turned down offers to perform at Burning Man, he called Harvey Weinstein a “jive mother------,” sidestepped talking about Bill Cosby and called President Donald Trump “a megalomaniac, narcissist. I can’t stand him.” Jones, 85, said he had dinner with Ivanka Trump once about 12 years ago. “She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life,” he said. “Wrong father, though.” One of the big takeaways of the interview was his comments about the Beatles. He said he met Paul McCartney when the bassist was 21, and that his first impression of the band was that they were the “worst musicians in the world.” He told a story about replacing Ringo Starr in the studio for a portion of the song that he couldn’t play correctly. “Great guy, though,” he added.

Big Sean books Little Caesars Arena date

Big Sean has a big show planned for his hometown. The Detroit rapper will play Little Caesars Arena on June 2, venue officials announced Wednesday. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster, pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday. The show, the closing date of Big Sean’s Unfriendly Reminder tour, includes openers Playboy Carti, Shy Glizzy and Gashi. The 31-date tour, which kicks off in Orlando on April 12, celebrates Big Sean’s first decade of making music; his debut mixtape, “Finally Famous Vol. 1: The Mixtape,” was released in November 2007. Big Sean played Detroit twice in 2017, performing at the Fox Theatre in April and at the Fillmore Detroit (with producer Metro Boomin) in December. The Little Caesars Arena show is his biggest local concert since 2015, when he performed at Joe Louis Arena and brought out a slew of special guests, including Eminem and Lil Wayne. Special guests have become a staple of Sean’s marquee hometown concerts; in 2013, he brought Drake and Nicki Minaj to the stage with him at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and a 2012 concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills saw cameos from Kanye West, Pusha T and Common.

Tarantino in 2003: Polanski victim ‘wanted to have it’

A 2003 discussion between film director Quentin Tarantino and Howard Stern has resurfaced within which Tarantino defends Roman Polanski’s sexual assault of a 13-year-old in 1977. “It was statutory rape ... he has sex with a minor. That’s not rape,” Tarantino said. “She wanted to have it (sex) and dated the guy,” he added before Stern sidekick Robin Quivers interjected saying “she was 13” and reminded Tarantino that the girl was given booze and pills. “Look, she was down with this,” Tarantino responded. The website Jezebel unearthed the interview, which looks decidedly terrible in the light of the #metoo movement.

Kylie Jenner’s lavish baby gifts

Now that word is out that Kylie Jenner was indeed pregnant with Travis Scott’s child — the baby girl, Stormi, was born Feb. 1 — more details are surfacing. For instance, TMZ reports that the couple had planned in advance on naming the baby Stormi, as evidenced by a personalized, alpaca baby blanket from one of Jenner’s Kardashian sisters. According to TMZ’s sources, Jenner also received a $1,500 stroller, a $1,000 rocking sheep made from real sheepskin and two $250 diaper bags, one for each parent.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Adam Graham contributed

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