Mike Epps Remembers Richard Pryor's Birthday with Throwback Photo with the Comic Legend

Monica Otayza
Dec 04, 2019
12:00 P.M.
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Mike Epps celebrated his good friend Richard Pryor's birthday with a throwback picture on Instagram. It's been a common occurrence for Epps to remember Pryor, who is considered the "King of Comedy" and has had a striking impact in his life. 

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Mike Epps is back at it again with his appreciation posts for Richard Pryor, this time sharing a throwback picture of him leaning towards the King of Comedy. Remembering his special day, he wrote: "HBD to the King of comedy RICHARD PRYOR."

Richard Pryor is one of the best comedians of all time, and it's his versatility and humor that got women hooked to him left and right. 

Mike Epps during his book launch at Barnes and Noble | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

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THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF RICHARD PRYOR

While Richard is undeniably a very talented comedian, his life was plagued with controversies that continue to be talked about until today. That is why to set all records straight, he released an autobiography called "Pryor Convictions" to let his fans in on his life firsthand. 

In the book, he wrote about his childhood traumas, including how his father would let him flirt with a reverend on the phone to blackmail him, to how a priest kissed him on the lips when he was younger.

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RICHARD'S COLORFUL LOVE LIFE

He also detailed how he didn't know he was in a relationship with a transgender woman, which technically "made him gay" for two weeks straight.  However, after finding out that he was with a man, he broke it off and went back to being a heterosexual.

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Richard Pryor is one of the best comedians of all time, and it's his versatility and humor that got women hooked to him left and right. He ended up getting married multiple times, including getting re-married to two of his spouses for brief years before ultimately breaking up. 

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ON HIS SON RICHARD PRYOR JR.

With these wives, he had seven children, the most famous being Richard Pryor Jr., who followed in his father's footsteps and identifies himself as a homosexual. He admitted to suffering from substance abuse at one point in his life, his father even having to take him from a movie set to check him into rehab. 

Since then, he managed to get back on track and he currently still works in the entertainment industry, as it's something he's very passionate about. 

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