Young DeBarge, former brother-in-law of Janet Jackson claimed on a hip-hop radio station yesterday that the singer has an 18-year-old daughter.
According to the New York Post, during an interview on Hot 97, Young said Janet and his brother James are the parents of Renee, a daughter who was sent away in shame to live with the eldest of the famous Jackson siblings, Rebbie.
"James and the Jackson family kept everything real close, real tight," Young DeBarge said. "No one really knew how it was working out until things kind of surfaced."
Janet's rep Patti Webster didn't deny the claim yesterday, only saying the singer didn't wish to comment. And the young woman is not happy about her star mom's refusal to acknowledge her, the uncle said. "I think there's a little despondence," DeBarge said when asked about Renee's feelings for Janet.