May 21, 2014


Quincy Jones Rips Michael Jackson's 'Xscape': "It's About Money"

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Critics have been vocal about the posthumous release of Michael Jackson's new album Xscape, many arguing that it's tarnishing his legacy. And now longtime Jackson friend/producer Quincy Jones is joining in the conversation, saying Xscape is really just about cold, hard cash. 

As USA Today points out, Jones spoke with CBC Radio yesterday, calling out the folks behind the album. "They're trying to make money," he said. "And I understand it. Everybody's after the money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money."

Along with Jones, the Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney called Xscape a "bullsh-t cash-in."

If you're not so sour to these recent opinions, check out Fuse's complete guide to Xscape, where you can stream the entire thing, and MJ's posthumous duet with Justin Timberlake, "Love Never Felt So Good."