Oh Boy it just got real! Janet Jackson’s ex-husband, singer James DeBarge, just dropped an alleged baby bombshell.
In a newly released clip from WE TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop, 53-year-old DeBarge claims that he has a secret daughter with Jackson. The “Rhythm Nation” singer eloped with DeBarge in 1984, but the marriage was annulled in 1985. Check out the video below:
“I’m tired of the secrecy,” DeBarge tells his daughter, Kristinia, when she confronts him about an article she read in which he discusses the claims. “I’m tired of the truth not coming forward, and people being a coward when it comes to it. And I thought it was wise for me to speak out now because it needs to be addressed.”
“To be honest with you, I didn’t know,” he continues. “I was under the impression that there was no baby, and I wanted to believe it’s not true. But it is.” That rumor been around for a while. No comment from Janet or her people yet, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for one if I were you.
Janet is 50 years old and now pregnant with her first child with billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana. I will keep you posted on this one!