Tuesday, November 16, 2004

CHILDREN, CHILDREN: It's perhaps unsurprising that the battling for Old Dirty Bastard's cash has started before his autopsy has finished - it looks like the deciding the cause of his death is going to be a cakewalk compared with the decisions about who gets his money. His wife, Icelene Jones, has rushed forward to try and mark down the number of ODB juniors:

"For the record, he only has three children," Jones, 35, told the Post. "Nothing else was ever proven. There were never any blood tests or his signing any birth certificates. He has three children that we know that are his by his wife only - by me."

Jones has also challenged the details of his death, insisting that, rather than collapsing, Dirty just went to sleep and never woke up again. Or "died", as the doctors would call it.

The cause of death is still puzzling coroners - we wonder if there could be any clues in the behaviour witnessed by his son, fifteen year old Barson, shortly before he left his Dad's studio?:

"He was scratching his head and looking paranoid, real paranoid. He was looking around. He just kept looking over his shoulders."

Hmmm... no clues there, then.