Man claims to be Prince’s son, has no paperwork

Prince was also reportedly planning a Missy Elliott duet

A South Carolina man claims he is Prince’s adopted son and is owed $7 million by the singer’s estate.

Norman Carthens has filed paperwork at Prince’s local Carver County Court saying that, contrary to reports, Prince did indeed leave a will. In the will, Carthens states that Prince was due to leave him $7 million.

However, Carthens has yet to provide any evidence of the will. Carver County district Judge Kevin Eide has responded to Carthens’ claim, saying he has seven days to provide evidence of the will before his claim is dismissed.


Carthens is the second previously-unknown man claiming a share of Prince’s fortune. Colorado prison inmate Carlin Williams claims to be biological son. He too has been given a deadline by Eide of this Friday (June 10) to provide any evidence.

Following Prince’s death from an overdose of prescription drugs in April, it was widely reported that the singer didn’t leave a will due to his Jehovah’s Witness faith. Since then, six half-siblings and Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson have variously claimed a share of his estate.

During his lifetime, Prince’s only child was a son, Boy Gregory, who died from a rare genetic disorder a week after Prince’s then-wife Mayte gave birth in 1996.

In separate Prince news, Missy Elliott has revealed Prince sent her music for a planned duet – but that she has lost his demos.

Elliott told Canadian radio show The Strombo Show: “Prince had sent me some stuff, music of his and I moved and I could never find that music. Yesterday, I was sitting there saying, I have to go to my house, in my storage space, and find this music.”


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