Wacko! Amy snubs Thriller mastermind
PUBLISHED: 16:59 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 23 August 2010
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TROUBLED star Amy Winehouse has been dropped from a huge tribute bash for music legend Quincy Jones. The news comes days after she cancelled an Island records gig in London due to take place on Sunday. It is reported the mastermind behind Michael Jackso
TROUBLED star Amy Winehouse has been dropped from a huge tribute bash for music legend Quincy Jones.
The news comes days after she cancelled an Island records gig in London due to take place on Sunday.
It is reported the mastermind behind Michael Jackson's biggest albums such as Thriller was furious after the 25-year-old star, whose father Mitch lives in Worchester Park, Greenhithe, snubbed his offer to record with him.
They met at the Nelson Mandela 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park last summer, where Quincy invited her and Mark Ronson to join a string of A-list performers to record a song for an album tribute to himself.
She agreed, but after waiting for almost a year to hear some material, it is thought he lost faith in her and has been forced to drop the track.
Her friend, Mark Ronson, told reporters: "The track isn't finished and she's not around. If she's not here then, unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it."
Quincy had been hoping Amy would have performed with Michael Jackson at a launch for the CD.
Winehouse, currently on the Caribbean island of St Lucia working on her third album, has been battling substance abuse for years.
The multiple Grammy-winning singer was booed off stage during a recent performance at the St Lucia Jazz Festival as she slurred and stumbled.
Earlier this month, we revealed how the star had been urged to kick her booze and drug habit by Academy-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg.
The Ghost and Sister Act star was on Radio 4's show Desert Island Discs when she said that she is a huge fan of her music as it reminds her of her childhood.
The Hollywood star's plea follows years of torment for Amy's taxi driver father.
Speaking this month, Whoopi Goldberg, 53, currently producing the Sister Act Musical, said: "I love this girl. That talent is just so great. Amy, come on baby, you can do this.