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Quincy Jones blasts new Michael Jackson album

Quincy Jones blasts new Michael Jackson album

'NEW' MUSIC: The new Michael Jackson album contains a duet with Justin Timberlake. It was released earlier this month. Photo: Associated Press

Michael Jackson’s longtime producing partner Quincy Jones has criticized the decision to release a new album of the late star’s previously unheard material, slamming it as a purely money-making venture.

Jones, who produced Jackson’s huge hit records “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” and “Bad,” was not involved in the making of the posthumous album “Xscape,” which was released five years after the singer’s death.

He has now criticized the executors of Jackson’s estate for allowing the album to be made, insisting the decision came down to money rather than artistry.

BONUS: Hear the new track off ‘Xscape’

Jones said, “Xscape… They’re trying to make money and I understand it. But it’s about the money. The estate, the lawyers you know – it’s about money.”

When asked whether it bothers him that this material has been released, Jones replies, “Yes, yep,” before adding, “But it’s not my business any more. It’s not our business.”

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