Music icon Quincy Jones is reportedly the latest celebrity to step forward and show an interest in the Academy Awards addressing its lack of diversity in nominees.
According to reports, Jones wants to directly speak with the Academy about the hot topic.
The legendary producer is the first African American on the Academy’s board of governors and on Wednesday he told reporters, “We’ve got to find a solution. It’s been going on for too long.” Quincy said he planned to ask for 5 minutes in front of the board to discuss the hottest topic in Hollywood, and if they don’t give him the time … he says he’ll refuse to present at the Oscars. He’s supposed to present an award with Common and Pharrell Williams. (TMZ)
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