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In a revealing interview with GQ, Quincy Jones shares a few things about him that we may not have otherwise known, including an upcoming biopic about the music mogul’s life — possibly starring Donald Glover. While no real details have been confirmed, we learn from the sit down with the magazine, Jones is currently shopping around a 10-part TV biopic, in which he hopes will star the 34-year-old singer and actor.
The music mogul also opened up about a number of things, including not being a fan of Taylor Swift, having girlfriends all over the world – literally and why he doesn’t drive – ever.
On Taylor Swift:
Interviewer: But, say, Taylor Swift, I guess, is the biggest pop star on the planet in terms of sales right now and this week is about to sell over a million copies of her new album. Do you like her?
Jones makes a face, somewhere between disapproval and disdain.
Interviewer: What’s wrong with it?
“We need more songs, man. F-cking songs, not hooks.”
Interviewer: Some people consider her the great songwriter of our age.
He laughs. “Whatever crumbles your cookie.”
On having 22 girlfriends:
“Hell yeah. Everywhere. Cape Town. Cairo. Stockholm—she’s coming in next week. Brazil—Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio. Shanghai—got a great girl over there from Shanghai, man. Cairo, whew.” And when he asked if all these women knew about each other, the 85-year-old says, “Yeah, I don’t lie. And it’s amazing—women get it, man. Don’t you ever forget they’re 13 years smarter than we are. Don’t you ever forget it.”
Why he doesn’t drive:
“…A little raggedy-ass car. Two up front and three in the back. I’m in the center. Trailways bus hit us. Everybody in the car died except for me. Reached up and pulled my friend, and his head fell off. That’s f-cked-up for 14. It was very traumatic…I mean, the other guys were dead. His head fell off. I mean, I almost had a heart attack. See your friend with his head off? Sh-t.”
So what’s next? The 84-year-old is having his 85th birthday celebrated with a documentary on Netflix and a CBS special hosted by Oprah Winfrey.