Prisoner who claimed to be Prince’s son fails DNA test

Listen to song by inmate who sought share of Prince's £200m fortune

A Colorado prison inmate who claimed to be Prince’s son has failed a DNA test.

Carlin Williams has claimed to be Prince’s son for many years, stating that his mother Marsha Henson had sex with Prince at her hotel room in Missouri in 1976, when the singer was 18.

It isn’t known whether Prince was aware of Williams’ claims when he was alive. But, following Prince’s death in April, Williams came forward to demand his inheritance and a share of Prince’s £200m fortune.


However, 39-year-old Williams has failed the resultant DNA test. Williams, who is serving eight years in prison for unlawfully transporting a firearm in a stolen vehicle, refused to comment on the DNA findings. His mother didn’t believe the DNA findings, telling Associated Press: “I don’t believe that. I think they’re positive.”

Prince’s nephew President Nelson, son of the singer’s sister Tyka, said of the DNA results: “There’s really nothing to say. There isn’t much to say, because it was never a thing.”

Before going to prison, Williams had tried to launch a career as a rapper under the name Prince Dracula. He has a song, ‘We Come 2 Get Our People’, on unsigned musicians’ site Reverbnation, where Williams’ biography says: “I am Prince (Rodger Nelson) aka Prince the singer’s son.” Prince’s real name was Prince Rogers Nelson.


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