In a statement released exclusively to Access Hollywood, pop icon Janet Jackson denies allegations that she has an 18-year-old daughter.
In response to claims made by singer Young DeBarge (the younger brother of Janet's ex-husband James DeBarge), who said last Friday on New York radio station WQHT that Janet and his older brother have an 18-year-old daughter named Renee, Jackson released the following statement exclusively to Access:
“I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false,” Janet told us.
So far, no one has been able to get hold of the purported father, James DeBarge, or Rebbie Jackson, Janet's older sister, who was said to be raising the child.
Young DeBarge's claims mean that the daughter would have been born around 1987, shortly after Jackson released her album “Control.”
But it would also have come long after the two ended their marriage. They eloped in 1984 and they went their separate ways three months later.
The timing of Young DeBarge's wild accusations is of note. He is an aspiring singer who has released a new album that he's currently promoting.