Last week James DeBarge allegedly confirmed one of music’s biggest urban myths when he claimed that he and Janet Jackson fathered a child during their brief marriage in the ’90s. Well, now the Jacksons are finally responding. A source inside the family told HipHollywood boss man Kevin Frazier exclusively that DeBarges “revelation” is 100 percent false. “This is a disturbed individual or a publicity stunt because it’s just not true.”
DeBarge made the admission last week to his daughter Kristinia, when she questioned him on camera during an episode of the WEtv reality show Growing Up Hip Hop.
As the story goes, Janet had a child with James, a little girl, and then either put her up for adoption or she was raised by relatives. The odd thing is that the show didn’t publicize the moment before or after it aired. That kind of revelation, if true, could have led to ratings gold; instead, it was basically buried. Why didn’t WEtv try to capitalize on such a huge exclusive?
Janet, meanwhile, remains in London and is due to give birth to a baby boy very soon.