James Brown: The Wives Just Keep On Coming

Nov 8th, 2007 // 1 Comment

jbid.jpgHow many honeys does one Godfather need? The answer may surprise you.

A 73-year-old Georgia woman claims in court papers that she married James Brown in 1953 and they never divorced.

Attorney David Bell said Velma Warren Brown claims the late soul singer never served her with divorce papers.

Despite the fact that the AP story paints Velma as a wholly new discovery, this is the actually the first Mrs. Brown, back from outta nowhere (most reports have them divorcing in ’69), and if her claim proves true, she can tussle with the fourth Mrs. Brown, Tomi Raye Hynie, for the remnants of Mr. Brown’s money. ‘Course he’s beyond caring about that now, but it might have made more financial sense for JB to have gone Mormon, especially if he could have squeezed the holy jockey shorts under those tight-ass polyester pantsuits. Or at least set up some kinda Fela Kuti-style compound.

Woman Says She Was James Brown’s Wife [AP]

  1. hthalljr

    ” . . . but it might have made more financial sense for JB to have gone Mormon, especially if he could have squeezed the holy jockey shorts under those tight-ass polyester pantsuits.”

    This comment is supposed to be funny? Racial, ethnic and religious slurs are never funny. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka “Mormons”) banned polygamy in 1891. And would you consider it funny to mock the religious attire of, for example, Orthodox Jews?

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