Singer Janet Jackson is expecting her first baby with husband Wissam Al Mana. Picture: IAN LANGSDON

James DeBarge, who married singer Janet Jackon in 1984, has revealed the existance of a secret daughter in a clip from his daughter Kristinia’s reality show “Growing Up Hip Hop”.

The former DeBarge band member was confronted about the rumour by his daughter, and claimed he was coming clean because he is tired of the media attention and the years of rumour and speculation.

James says he has never met the woman who claims she was the product of the brief marriage which ended in 1985.