Amanda Edwards/WireImageQuincy Jones has issued an apology for two recent interviews in GQ and Vulture in which he made controversial remarks about several entertainers, including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor.

“I’m sorry to anyone who my words offended and I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here and to those who aren’t,” the Thriller producer posted on Twitter.

Jones wrote that his six daughters had a family intervention “because of some silly things I’ve said in two recent interviews. I have learned my lesson!”

Jones continued, “To my dear family and friends…thank you for calling me out when I’ve clearly made a mistake…many mistakes.”

He added, “I’m an imperfect human being and I’m not afraid to say it. I’m sorry and I’m not afraid to say it…Even at 85, it’s apparent that ‘wordvomit’ and bad-mouthing is inexcusable.”

The multi-Grammy Award winner wrote that his “bad-mouthing contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality, homophobia, poverty.”

Jones commented that he reached out to his friends privately, but wanted to also make a public apology.

As previously reported, in the Vulture interview, Jones said that Jackson “stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer‘s] ‘State of Independence’ and ‘Billie Jean.'” He added that the King of Pop was “greedy” and said he “had a problem with his look because his father told him he was ugly and abused him.”

“I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bulls***,” Jones said.

Jones also claimed that Gaye and Pryor slept with Marlon Brando.

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