Janet Jackson's ex-husband James DeBarge claims the two have a secret daughter together

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Janet Jackson's ex-husband, singer James DeBarge, just dropped an alleged baby bombshell.

In a newly released clip from WE TV's Growing Up Hip Hop, 53-year-old DeBarge claims that he has a secret daughter with Jackson. The "Rhythm Nation" singer eloped with DeBarge in 1984, but the marriage was annulled in 1985.

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"I'm tired of the secrecy," DeBarge tells his daughter, Kristinia, when she confronts him about an article she read in which he discusses the claims. "I'm tired of the truth not coming forward, and people being a coward when it comes to it. And I thought it was wise for me to speak out now because it needs to be addressed."

"To be honest with you, I didn't know," he continues. "I was under the impression that there was no baby, and I wanted to believe it's not true. But it is."

Jackson, 50, is now pregnant with her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana. Jackson had a visible baby bump when she was spotted out and about in London, England, in late September, in pictures exclusively obtained by ET.

Last month, Jackson and her hubby stepped out again in London, holding hands. The singer's big pregnancy news came after she announced in April that she would be postponing her tour to start a family.

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Janet Jackson arrives at amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2013 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic,)
Janet Jackson, nominated for nine American Music awards, stands backstage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday night, Jan. 27, 1987. Jackson received the crystal award for favorite soul and rhythm-and-blues single with her hit "Nasty." (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Singer Janet Jackson is shown performing Thursday, March 1, 1990 in Miami Arena during a performance which kicks off her "Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990." She performs next in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on March 3. (AP Photo/Bill Cookie)
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Janet Jackson performs during her first concert to kick off "The Velvet Rope World Tour" Thursday, July 9, 1998, at the MCI Center in Washington.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Janet Jackson accepts her Award of Merit at the 28th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. (AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
Janet Jackson performs " All Night (Don't Stop)" during the 4th annual BET Awards, Tuesday, June 29, 2004, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Janet Jackson performs during a taping of the "On Air with Ryan Seacrest Show" inside Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles, Calif., April 2, 2004 (AP Photo/Chris Polk)
Janet Jackson greets fans after she performed on the NBC "Today" television program in New York's Rockefeller Center, Friday Sept. 29, 2006. Jackson is looking to reverse disappointments with release of new album, "20 Y.O." that celebrates the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album, "Control." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Singer Janet Jackson appears at a signing of her new CD "20 Y.O." at the Virgin Megastore, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Hawthorne)
Janet Jackson poses for a photo in Beverly Hills, Calif. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Jamie Foxx, center, gets a kiss on the cheek from Janet Jackson, left, and Jennifer Hudson as they pose for a photo at a party hosted by Foxx and "Giant" magazine to celebrate Oscar Nominee Jennifer Hudson on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Janet Jackson arrives at the 11th annual Hollywood awards gala ceremony Monday Oct. 22, 2007, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Singer Janet Jackson performs during an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live", Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Janet Jackson attends the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Janet Jackson attends the Dylan's Candy Bar Los Angeles Opening at Original Farmers Market on September 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 24: Janet Jackson arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Janet Jackson attends the Marco Glaviano 'Supermodels' exhibition opening at the Keszler Gallery on May 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: Janet Jackson performs at Fillmore Miami Beach on December 5, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Janet Jackson performs on her Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour at The Royal Albert Hall on June 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, BERLIN - JUNE 24: US singer Janet Jackson performs live at the Tempodrom on June 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marco Prosch/WireImage)
US singer Janet Jackson speaks during the 19th Life Ball in front of the city hall in Vienna, Austria, on May 21, 2011. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for people living with HIV and AIDS.AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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WATCH: Janet Jackson and Husband Wissam Al Mana Step Out for the First Time Since Announcing Pregnancy

ET recently spoke to Jackson's good friend, Tyler Perry, who said he was "excited" for her pregnancy.

"She's just always been so extremely private and is laying low, and I just wish her all the best," Perry said. "I'm excited for her, because I know what that means."

"I think that is going to give her a sense of fulfillment that she's never had before," he added.

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