Colorado Convict Claims to Be Prince's Sole Heir

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Let the battle begin.

Dividing up Prince’s vast estate just got more complicated.

Carlin Q. Williams, a 39-year-old inmate in federal prison, says he is the son of the music legend and the sole heir to his estate. His claims were filed by his attorney in the same court Prince’s siblings are seeking their share of the singer’s estate.

Williams says his mother in July 1976 had sex with Prince, then an unknown singer, at a hotel in Kansas City. Williams’ mother, Marsha Henson, says in an affidavit that she and the singer drank wine at a hotel lobby then got a room at another hotel.

She said she knows Williams is Prince’s child because she didn’t have sex with anyone six weeks before her alleged encounter with the singer and until after her son was born. Prince would have been 17 or 18 at the time. The filing says Henson gave birth to Prince’s son on April 8, 1977.

Williams is asking that Prince’s DNA be tested in an effort to prove Williams is Prince’s child.

Williams is serving 92 months in a Colorado federal prison for possession of a firearm by a felon.


This certainly just took a reality television turn. One would have thought Convict Jr. here would have surfaced long ago for a DNA test and a slice of the pie. He’s not exactly a kid, and if he thinks it’s rightfully his now, it seems a bit off that he hasn’t surfaced until now.

No matter how this turns out, he’ll always have his spelling skills:

Williams apparently is a musician himself. On one website promoting a rap song he calls himself Prince Dracula.

“I am Prince (rodger nelson) aka Prince the Singer’s son,” he writes, misspelling Prince’s middle name (Rogers).


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