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Michael Jackson’s Family Is Not Too Fond Of Quincy Jones Right Now

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Quincy Jones turned many heads after he alleged that the legendary Michael Jackson stole music from other artists in a recent interview.

“I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff, “Jones told Vulture. “He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] State of Independence and Billie Jean.  The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.”

Jones then went on to say the King of Pop was motivated by greed.

After these accusations, it’s not surprising that the Jackson family is furious at the 84-year-old.

“He must have the first stages of dementia,” an unidentified family member told Page Six.

MJ’s father, Joe Jackson, said Jones was jealous of his son and if “Billie Jean” sounds similar to “State of Independence,” it’s not Michael’s fault.

“He says my son stole it, but he was the producer on both [‘Billie Jean’ and ‘State of Independence’], so if anybody is wrong it would be Quincy,” he told TMZ.

Another Jackson family member said Jones had “quietly carried a vendetta” against him. The two allegedly fell out over 30 years ago when Jones arranged for Prince to join Jackson on “Bad.”

There is also an allegation that the Thriller singer ripped off “Billie Jean” from another singer.

“Rick [James] told me on many occasions that the song ‘Billie Jean’ was actually taken from his song ‘Ghetto Life’ from his ‘Street Songs’ album,” LaToya Jackson’s ex Jeffre Phillips  told Page Six.

These alledged secrets being unveiled after Jackson’s death is unfair, as he is not here to defend himself. Let’s just let the King rest.