One of the best interviews of any celebrity in years was a recent long feature piece in Vulture with the one and only Quincy Jones. Now aged 84, Jones has no time for bulls–t and spoke about many of his late peers, in a good if maybe a little too candid way.
One of the most talked about revelations, but far from the only one in the piece, was a claim that comedic icon Richard Pryor slept with the legend that is Marlon Brando in the 1970s. Jones was talking about his time hanging out with Brando and said:
“Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming mother—-er you ever met. He’d f— anything. Anything! He’d f— a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”
What’s even more interesting though is that Pryor’s widow Jennifer was asked about the story by TMZ and offered the best kind response – not only was it true but her late husband was always very open about his bisexuality and sexual partners with friends, and he documented it extensively in diaries. She says Richard would have no shame about Quincy’s comments, and that:
“It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially Quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d f— a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.”
Pryor’s diaries are expected to be published later this year and will likely shed some more light on his relationship with not just Brando but a whole bunch of famous names. Jones also claimed that he used to date Ivanka Trump when he was 74 and she was 24:
“Yes, sir. 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’s a fine mother—-er. She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”
None of the Trumps have yet to respond to the story.