On the bright side, a Kansas City rapper may not have lost his father in April.
But that also means Carlin Q. Williams would lose in his bid to inherit Prince’s fortune. According to an Associated Press report Wednesday, a DNA test shows that Williams is not the biological son of the rock star, who died April 21.
Williams, 39, was the first to file a paternity case — though he soon had company. Also, several people have claimed to be Prince’s half siblings.
An attorney for Williams did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Wednesday’s report contained no news about other probate claims.
Williams, who is incarcerated on a gun charge at a Colorado supermax prison, claimed that his mother had unprotected sex with Prince in Kansas City in 1976. The court filing included an affidavit by Williams’ mother, Marsha Henson of Kansas City, who said she and a young Prince drank wine at a Crown Center hotel before he led her to the nearby Midwest Hotel.
That tryst would have taken place when Prince was 18 and shortly before he released his first album.
The AP cited a person close to the case in reporting that testing showed Prince was not Williams’ father. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to release the information.
TMZ first reported the DNA findings.
The judge in the case ordered Wednesday that the testing results be sealed “due to the confidential nature of the determination of heirship.”
Prince, who died of an accidental drug overdose in his Minneapolis mansion, had no known children and died without a will. His estate has been estimated at $300 million.
Under Minnesota law, Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, several half siblings and a possible niece and grandniece stand to inherit shares of the estate.
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