The godfather of soul, who died more than two months ago, has still not been laid to rest, after a judge ordered the test could be carried out. He was quite the busy guy while he was alive though.
Brown's "wife" Tomi Rae Hynie claims the singer is the father of her five-year-old son James Brown Jr — and she is suing for half his estate. She has requested a DNA sample which is delaying the soul star's burial.
Hynie claims to be the fourth wife of James Brown, although his lawyers are adamant the pair were never legally married. And her son was not named in Brown's will, which handed out possessions such as cars clothes and jewellery to his six adult children.
The six children and eight grandchildren of James Brown really don't have any dispute with the DNA questions. There are other folks out there who claim paternity and so keep in mind there is no question about the paternity of my clients. No one is saying how many people may come forward claiming to be the singer's child.