Troubled Singer El DeBarge spoke with Allhiphop.com about his recent arrest, drug problems and his struggles to clean up his act and resurrect his career. When given the chance to dismiss those pesky rumors about the alleged child his brother James and Janet Jackson had together – El, instead, added fuel to the fire:
AHHA: There’s a rumor that your brother James fathered Janet Jackson’s child although she denied it in 2005. For the record, are you an uncle to Janet’s daughter?
El DeBarge: Well, you know it has been in the media for a long time. It has been a whisper and a “hush, hush” kind of thing. “I wonder if there’s a baby.” I’ve never seen this child. I’ve yet to see it. It’s something we don’t talk about whenever we see Janet. We don’t speak about it. My brother Janet and James – that info is privy to them. We just, you know, they’ll let us know when they’re ready to talk about it. We just respect it. [laughs]