On the heels of the bombshell Quincy Jones interview that has the entire internet losing its collective mind, Richard Pryor’s widow has come forward to confirm that at least some of what Jones revealed about his friends’ pasts is true.
Jennifer Lee Pryor told TMZ that Richard had lots of sex in the ’70s with both men and women—including Marlon Brando, thus corroborating Jones’ story.
Jones told Vulture that Marlon Brando “used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”
When asked if Richard did, in fact, have sex with Brando, Jennifer said, “It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially Quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d fuck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.”
Jennifer told TMZ that Richard would not mind Jones’ spilling this tea and he would not be embarrassed by it because he was always open with his friends about his bisexuality.
She said that Pryor documented his sexuality extensively in his personal diaries, which she plans to release later this year.
Pryor himself also seemed to confirm his sexuality, as well as that of comedian Paul Mooney, during this 1977 roast:
Makes you wonder who else was doing each other back in the day.
Come on, Quincy and other old folks. Spill more tea. We are thirsty.