It happened 12 years ago. She was in her 20s. He was in his 70s. Quincy Jones took Ivanka Trump out for dinner.
That's just one of the wild details to surface inan epic Vulture interviewwith the music legend. Jones is best known as a music producer, though he's filled numerous roles over the years: actor, musician, composer, business executive, humanitarian.
He helped a young Michael Jackson achieve stardom, having produced the pop star's early albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad. He's collected multiple Grammys over the years and has received seven Academy Award nominations, including two in a single year for separate movies (In Cold Blood and Banning, in 1968).
He's famous AF, folks.
So when he was asked about the Trump era and how we got here during Vulture's sprawling interview, filled with name-drops and anecdotes galore, Jones blamed it on "uneducated rednecks" and that "crazy motherfucker" Trump before dropping the unexpected revelation about the president's daughter.
"I used to date Ivanka, you know."
"Date" might be misstating things a bit, given what Jones had to say next. But a dinner definitely happened, at least in his telling.
So that happened.
You google Ivanka Trump and Quincy Jones pops up. 🤣Wow he is older than her own dad. By 13 years. I wonder how old she was? Thats a 48 year age difference. Omg this is about to distract me. pic.twitter.com/QDhmiBqQEE
— ameri_KH_ana 🇩🇴 (@ameri_KH_ana) February 7, 2018
Uhhhh what? So Quincy would have been 72, Ivanka 24. Again...... what???? You don’t follow up THAT comment with a question??
— the king of swing (@dj_beav) February 7, 2018
— Sylvia 🔥🔥 (@Tellall2012) February 7, 2018
— Alan Williams (@AlWilliamsFunny) February 7, 2018
But wait! There's more!
Jones also thinks Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, is a good musician. Like, a really good one. How good, you ask?
He "sings and plays just like Hendrix." NBD.
This revelation is too much for Vulture's David Marchese. His actual response to Jones at that point: "Stop it." But Jones insisted.
(That link points to a video of Allen in action. And hey, he really is good!)
There's so much more amazing stuff in this interview. Jones knows who killed John F. Kennedy, and wishes he didn't. He has some choice words for Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper. He hated The Beatles the first time he heard them.
As if that's not enough, there's also this vicious dragging of U2.
— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) February 7, 2018
May we all aspire to one day reach the peak level of DGAFness that Quincy Jones has managed to achieve. Amen and hallelujah.