May 8, 2016
Prince Had 700 Brothers And Sisters? People Rush To Claim They Are Related To Prince

When he was a young man, Prince wrote a shocking song called "Sister." As reported by the Inquisitr, Prince's "Sister" song shocked its listeners with lyrics about a 16-year-old Prince engaged in an incestuous relationship with the 32-year-old woman at the center of the song. Even as folks debate years later whether or not Prince's song was actually about one of his siblings, Prince would likely have predicted that after his sudden death at the age of 57, approximately 600 to 700 people would come forward a claim they were a brother or sister to Prince.

Those are the claims made by Harvey Morse, as reported by the Daily Mail, who told the publication that almost 700 claims from men and women across America have come in from those calling and saying they were Prince's brother or sister.

At least one person thus far is believed to be a shoe-in blood relative to Prince. That woman is Tyka Nelson, as seen in the above photo from May 2. Prince's sister was leaving the Carver County Courthouse in Chaska, Minnesota. The matter of Prince's estate being settled is happening behind doors, but leaks of issues therein between the siblings are making it to the press.

With Prince's fortune estimated to grow as large as $1 billion, it's no wonder that hundreds of people are coming forward to claim they are Prince's brother or sister. However, with approvals for Prince's blood to be withdrawn and tested in order to test for Prince's true blood relatives, plenty of the folks who come forward claiming to be related to Prince in the wake of his death on April 21 will likely be ruled out as those simply seeking to cash in on opportunistic leanings.

After all, as seen in the lyrics of Prince's "Money Don't Matter" song, the person at the center of the story painted by the ditty is one who doesn't have enough income to treat his woman to lavish things. That man finds himself being tempted by claims of good investments, but when he travels to find a great partner, the man only discovers folks who want to use him – greedy people in every color, size and nationality, as Prince called them.

"Look, here's a cool investment

They're tellin' him he just can't loseSo he goes off and tries to find a partnerBut all he finds are users (users)All he finds are snakes in ever colorEvery nationality and sizeSeems like the only thing he can doIs just roll his eyes, and say that

Money don't matter to night (don't matter)It sure didn't matter yesterdayJust when you think you've got more than enoughThat's when it all up and flies awayThat's when you find out that you're better offMakin' sure your soul's alright (soul's alright)'Cause money didn't matter yesterday, (don't matter)And it sure don't matter to night"

Morse said that the sheer number of people coming forward to claim they are related to Prince include people who claim that even a photo with Prince at a family gathering – or because Prince lived nearby – means they could be Prince's sister or brother.
"Our phone has been ringing off the hook, I would say we have received between 600 and 700 calls. They run the gamut, literally from 'We lived in the same area so we must be related,' to 'We have pictures of Prince at our family reunion.' But I like official documents. Birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates, census records, that sort of thing - papers that were drawn up without any thought of this eventuality."

However, those claiming to be related to Prince will have to come forward with much more concrete proof of familial relations with Prince to provide to Morse Genealogical Services. Since Prince had no will, both "half" and "full" siblings are entitled to share in Prince's massive fortune.

[Photo by AP Photo/Jim Mone, File]