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Quoting Quincy: MJ 'Didn't Want To Be Black'

7/2/2009 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Quincy Jones reacts to Michael Jackson's DeathHe knew Michael Jackson better than anyone (he says their souls were joined) -- now record producer Quincy Jones is speaking out about the singer's death ... and some of Jackson's "issues."

In an interview with Details mag, Jones says Michael never accepted his race: "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 ... You see his kids?"

Jones also reveals Bubbles the chimp once bit a hole in his daughter's hand ... who knew?

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justice4MJ    

i don't really understand why he wouldnt want to be black
his kids are white yes, but why couldnt that just signify how he doesnt see color, he doesnt care, everyone is human

1853 days ago
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Victoria    

With all due respect Mr. Jones........that's no secret.

1853 days ago
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eattrn    

And Quincy didn't want to marry blacks.

1853 days ago
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Gaby    

I don't believe it, this is an article that's looking to be fed a whole lot.. not true.

1853 days ago
5.

Per    

Who? What?

1853 days ago
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storm    

"i don't really understand why he wouldnt want to be black
his kids are white yes, but why couldnt that just signify how he doesnt see color, he doesnt care, everyone is human"

right, lololol

1853 days ago
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justice4MJ    

and alll you can say is right lololol ?

1853 days ago
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FOR REAL    

SORRY MR.JONES NOT BUYING THAT MJ SAID ALL OF HIS SO CALL FRIENDS TURN ON HIM NOW YOUR HORNS ARE SHOWING.

1853 days ago
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Jizzon    

Yeah, well who the hell does?

1853 days ago
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Edie Oho...    

Many of the stars that have commented on Michael's death are SO SELF SERVING! It's sickening to watch and hear. I thought Quincy Jones had more class than he apparently does. Who really cares what he thinks, right!

Michael Jackson was a good man, a genius and an incredibly blessed human being who tried to share his blessings with all of us...let's be eternally thankful and let him rest in peace.

1853 days ago
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Dawg    

You would have to be some new kind of fool to not have known MJ hated being "of color"! The truth hurts, huh?

1853 days ago
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Kat Ramone    

Jee, Quincy...you're "black," roight? Weren't you married to Peggy Lipton, who's "white"? Don't you have several kids with her? Wouldn't that make them, "mixed"??? Don't you also have child[dren] with Nasstassjja Kinski??? Isn't she also, "white"? GAD! Get a grip. Okay, so M.J. had "issues..." Let the poor guy RIP...

1853 days ago
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LakersFan    

I think at the time when MJ was growing up and becoming a star he wanted to be accepted with everyone the way the caucasian artists were and with the negative reassurance he received from his father he truly believed he was an unnatractive person although we clearly see he was very good looking back then. But his inferiority complex was so powerful that all the people screaming for him didn't help him realize he was fine just the way he was. I think MJ was scared his children, if they were black, would suffer the same criticism he received from his father from other people and he was probably afraid they'd be victims of racisom like many of us have experienced in our lifetime. I'm sure MJ now realized how great he looked, how beautiful the black race is, and how black artists have taken over entertainment. I know he probably regretted the alterations he made to himself but at the same time he remembered what his father would say to him and thought maybe I'm better off with light skin and straight hair after all. In the end he was very confused with who he was off the stage and you really wonder if only his parents would have been positive role models for him because after all MJ put the Jackson name on the map.

1853 days ago
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Elsi    

I don't know how anyone can understand what that man says. Have you heard his voice? He sounds like a f*ck'n munchkin.

1853 days ago
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joe    

People get over it this story is soo true on so many lvl wow ... he changed his skin colour because if he had a disease he would; ve been spotss all over him. he had he nose done how many times, he marry white women and had white kids that he mit not even father so he choose white baby...... People get a grap really

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