Local Vibes
November 11, 2005

Janet Jackson claims she is not a mother!

Janet Jackson has denied what she claimed is a rumour about her being a mother. The 39-year-old singer denied a former brother-in-law’s claim that she has a “secret” 18-year-old daughter.

“I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false,” Jackson said on television.{{more}}

Attornies and publicists have all franticly sprung to the rescue to quell the rumours and Janet’s mother and sisters have all said, ” it never happened.”

The accusations were started by Young DeBarge, the brother of Jackson’s ex-husband, James DeBarge, who said Jackson and his brother (James) had a child named Renee who was living with Rebbie Jackson, Janet’s oldest sister.

Young DeBarge said on New York radio station WQHT, known as Hot 97 that “James and the Jackson family kept everything real closed, real tight.”

Jackson and James DeBarge, a singer in the former R&B family group DeBarge, were married in 1984, when Jackson was just 18. She is now dating music producer/singer Jermaine Dupri.

But there are questions as to why these accusations are only now spreading and some wonder if DeBarge is only using this rumour to promote his debut album.