He tried it but the results from his DNA test disproved Carlin Q. Williams' claim to be the biological son of the late music legend Prince Rogers Nelson.
Williams was one of the many people who surfaced after the April death of the "Purple Rain" singer claiming to be a relative. Williams, according to TMZ, didn't just claim to be a distant cousin or nephew of the legend; he said he was the long lost biological son of the Paisley Park musician.
According to the site, Williams explained in legal documents how his mother and Nelson "hooked up" in a Kansas City hotel in 1976, where he was conceived. Now 39 years old, Williams says he's always believed that Prince was his father and even embarked upon an earlier rap career, naming himself Prince Dracula on his now abandoned Reverbnation page, prior to Prince's death on April 21, as reported by Pilot.
Williams was so confident that he was the biological heir to Nelson, he participated in DNA tesing while serving out his time as an inmate in a Colorado prison. However, the results of the test didn't work out in his favor, returning with a "0.0% chance" that Nelson, who died at the age of 57, was his father.
Williams, who remains in prison serving his eight-year sentence on felony charges, would stand to inherit a large portion of Nelson's estate if he were in fact his biological son. According to Pilot, Williams is not the only one who believed he was the son of the "When Doves Cry" singer. His mother, Marsha Henson, reportedly refused to believe the DNA results after being told her son wasn't a match by AP Press during their interview at her home according to Pilot.
I don't believe that. I think they're positive," explained Henson according to the report.
As of now, according to Pilot, it looks like "Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, several half-siblings, and a possible niece and grandniece" will inherit the estate money. But that's only if Taz Walker, an additional person claiming to be the biological heir of the legend, receives different results than Williams with her testing.