Janet Jackson’s ex-husband is maintaining that he and Janet had a secret love child together back in the eighties. James DeBarge made the revelation a while ago in an article, but was asked about it again on WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop by his daughter, Kristinia.
“I thought it was time to end this … I’m also tired of, um, the media. I’m tired of secrecy. I’m tired of the truth not coming forward and people are being a coward when it comes to it. And I thought it was wise that I speak up now because it needs to be addressed,” James explained. “To be honest with you, I didn’t know, I didn’t know. I was under the impression that there was no baby. I was under the impression it wasn’t true, but it is.”
DeBarge was married to Janet Jackson from 1984 to 1985 before their union was annulled. James struggled with substance abuse in the years following, serving a prison sentence from 2012 to 2015 on an assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges.
This shocking revelation comes just months after Ms. Jackson revealed that she’s pregnant with her “first child.”
The Good, Bad And Ug… Less Flattering At The NAACP Image Awards
This year, the NAACP Image Awards were held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As we all know, Dr. King had a dream, and for many on the red carpet it was a dream come true. But unfortunately, there were some nightmares … fashion nightmares.
Here’s our list of then stars who were hot and those who left us bothered. First, let’s start with the hot…
And it doesn’t get hotter than Halle Berry showing half her body. Ms. Berry slayed in this Reem Acra gown reminding then youngin’s that she’s still got it.
And speaking of youngin’s A Wrinkle In Time star Storm Reid may be relatively new to the game, but she showed up on the carpet looking like a vet in this adorable Yanina number.
Yara Shahidi also showed up serving #BlackGirlMagic in this beautiful Vera Wang dress.
And Kerry Washington killed it, also wearing black, in this Michael Kors stunner.
But as we know, with the good comes the bad, and the bad this time around came courtesy…
Danielle Brooks, we love our Orange Is The New Black boo, but this Michael Costello look just didn’t work for her.
We also love Ava DuVernay, but unfortunately this Greta Constatine jumpsuit didn’t have us jumping for joy.
Lil Mama left us wanting more in this navy blue feathery frock … actually it may be her hair that left us disappointed.
And adding to our disappointment was Letoya Luckett wearing a purple gown that had scallops and bows and slits … oh my!
Do you agree with our hots and nots?
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