Jones alleges that Jackson stole "Billie Jean" from Donna Summer's "State of Independence," calling him "greedy" and "Machiavellian."
Quincy Jones is still facing fallout and backlash from that wild interview he gave earlier this month, this time from Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, for alleging that "greedy" MJ stole a lot of his songs from other artists.
Jackson told Page Six that Jones was "quite jealous of Michael because he’s never worked with someone with all of that talent." He further said that if anyone was responsible for stealing, it was Jones himself.
Jones only mentioned "Billie Jean" specifically, indicating portions of it -- particularly the bass rift -- were stolen from Donna Summer's "State of Independence," but the way Jackson sees it, Jones held more responsibility in that instance. "He says my son stole it, but he was the producer on both [songs], so if anybody is wrong it would be Quincy," Jackson said.
In the original interview, Jones casually said, "I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. ‘State of Independence’ and ‘Billie Jean.’ The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come. Greedy, man. Greedy."
Jones worked as a producer for Michael Jackson on several songs during his "Thriller" days. The two later had a falling out, becoming estranged over the last decades of Jackson's life.