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

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,)
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)
Janet Jackson attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
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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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