Looks like this is the confirmation that Quincy really did sell Michael out.
Q: Did you believe him about the disease?
A: I don’t believe in any of that bullshit, no. No. Never. I’ve been around junkies and stuff all my life. I’ve heard every excuse. It’s like smokers—”I only smoke when I drink” and all that stuff. But it’s bullshit. You’re justifying something that’s destructive to your existence. It’s crazy. I mean, I came up with Ray Charles, man. You know, nobody gonna pull no wool over my eyes. He did heroin 20 years! Come on. And black coffee and gin for 40 years. But when he called me to come over to see him when he was in the hospital on his way out, man, he had emphysema, hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, and five malignant tumors. Please, man! I’ve been around this all my life. So it’s hard for somebody to pull the wool over my eyes. But when somebody’s hell-bent on it, you can’t stop ’em.
Q: But it must’ve been so disturbing to see Michael’s face turn into what it turned into.
A: It’s ridiculous, man! Chemical peels and all of it. And I don’t understand it. But he obviously didn’t want to be black.
Q: Is that what it was?
A: Well, what do you think? You see his kids?
Q: Did you ever discuss it? Did you ever ask, “Michael, don’t you want to be a black man?”
A: No, no, no, please. That’s not the way you do it.
I’m extremely disappointed in Quincy. Note that this interview was done with Conde Nast after Mike died.
Can’t believe Quincy could be so insensitive to say what he did, so soon after Michael died and even talk about his children….what the fuck? I am very disappointed in him. He should know better. I had a lot of respect for Quincy but I have lost it by the bucketload after reading this interview done with Men Style.
Quincy has achieved a lot, but to slag Michael off like this where Michael is in no position to defend himself is disgusting.
So out of respect for Michael, I am not going to be writing anymore posts about VIBE magazine for the Black Girls in Magazines section and nor will I reporting on VIBE’s online activities.
No hate to Quincy or anything, but what he said has actually appalled me.