Nine years after Pryor’s death, in 2014, the biographical book Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul stated that Pryor «acknowledged his bisexuality«;[80][81] and, in 2018, Quincy Jones and Pryor’s widow Jennifer Lee stated that Pryor had a sexual relationship with actor Marlon Brando, and that Pryor was open with his friends about his bisexuality and the fact that he slept with men.[82][83] Pryor’s daughter Rain later disputed the claim,[84] to which Lee stated that Rain was in denial about her father’s bisexuality.[85]

Lee later told the Hollywood entertainment television series TMZ on TV that, «it was the 70s! Drugs were still good… If you did enough cocaine, you’d fuck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.»[86][87]