Legendary Hollywood music producer Quincy Jones says he has dated US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump.

Jones made the claim in an interview with Vulture magazine.

Jones, who is the father of actress Rashida Jones and ex-husband of Twin Peaks star Peggy Lipton, says designer Tommy Hilfiger set them up.

He also slammed President Donald Trump, saying he is the reason why outward racism has resurfaced.

"I used to date Ivanka, you know... Twelve years ago. Tommy Hilfiger, who was working with my daughter Kidada, said, 'Ivanka wants to have dinner with you'. I said, 'No problem. She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though," Jones said in the interview.

Jones is 84 and Ivanka is 36.

Jones also called late icon Michael Jackson "greedy" and "as Machiavellian as they come".

Of Ringo Starr, he said: "Great guy, though".

Jones avoided talking about his friend Bill Cosby during the interview but said: "It was all of them. Brett Ratner. (Harvey) Weinstein."

Jones did name several young musicians he thinks are talented. He named celebrities like Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson.