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Janet Jackson is making headlines again, but not for her current pregnancy with hubby Wissam Al Mana.

According to her ex-husband James DeBarge, who reportedly spoke to RadarOnline, he was contacted by a young woman via e-mail who suggested they take a paternity test.

“The first time was two years ago. I have not been able to directly see her face-to-face,” he was quoted as saying. DeBarge reportedly claims the woman admitted to being Janet’s daughter.

“She did but without saying [it],” he said. “She was angry because another child was trying to come forward and say that she was our child. So she did out of anger.”

DeBarge allegedly found out via e-mail correspondence that Janet put their daughter up for adoption.

“She described as much as she could tell me because she was very fearful at the time,” he said in the alleged interview. “She was very angry about people running with this story about this [other child] being my baby. She got very angry. She’s like, ‘Papa I want to help you out.’ She had so much of personality and she was so accurate with everything she was saying, it was only things that I and Janet know. No one else but god, me and Janet.”

He also claimed the woman said her adoptive mother confirmed the story on her deathbed. DeBarge reportedly had suspicions Janet had a baby.

“I went on a search. Someone went through some serious changes to make it impossible for me to find. This had to be some serious inside work being done with the paperwork. Someone was working with them.”

So why would Janet hide her own child? According to DeBarge,

“Fear and lots of pressure,” he said.  “From every angle, from inside and outside… Not knowing how it could hurt her career. A lot of outside influences were involved in our whole relationship to where we didn’t have a chance from the gate.”

We’re not sure how much truth there is in this story, but it’s pretty insane regardless. We have a feeling Janet’s camp is going to have something to say about this in 5,4,3,2,1 …


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