Two very interesting DNA requests have come out of Hollywood in recent days. In one case, a celeb might find out he’s not Black after all, while in another the star might be proving he is.
If you’re a Fresh Prince fan, you know Tom Jones. Carlton was often clowned for belting out the singer’s classic hit “It’s Not Unusual” — mostly because he looked like a cornball doing so. But if DNA results confirm the Welsh entertainer’s suspicious, Carlton might’ve been bigging up a brotha all along.
From the time Tom Jones first stepped on the scene people thought he was Black. Not only did he have a soulful baritone voice, the thick curly hair on top of his head pretty much screamed Africa to many. At 75 years old, the singer’s finally going to see if fans are right, opting to take a genetic DNA test to see just what racial groups he originated from.
“When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me,” he told The Telegraph. “Because of my hair, a lot of Black people still tell me I’m just passing as white.
“My mother came out in big dark patches all over her body. They asked if she had any black blood and she said she didn’t know. I’m going to get my DNA tested. I want to find out.”
Someone else who wants answers is young Prince Michael. Though we know Prince as Michael Jackson’s son, the teen has been haunted by rumors that MJ’s close friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, was his biological father. Dr. Klein passed away two weeks ago and now Prince is reportedly requesting a post-mortem DNA test to see if the famed doctor was in fact his dad. When Larry King asked Klein in 2009 if he might be the father of Michael’s kids he confessed to donating to a sperm bank once but said “To the best of my knowledge I am not the father.” Given that ambiguous response it’s no wonder MJ’s son wants real answers.
It appears Prince addressed the rumors on Twitter last week as well. Though his original tweet on the matter was deleted, he did post this note about the man we know to be his father, Michael Jackson.
Ok so I guess everyone took my last tweet and twisted it around(as usual) my dad is my dad through and through same with my siblings.
— Prince Jackson (@princemjjjaxon) October 29, 2015