*Wow. Talk about a super serious diss to the Jehovah’s Witnesses church.
Prince‘s sister, Tyka Nelson, is making it crystal clear that she’s NOT down with Sunday’s memorial planned by his church — and the family won’t be participating.
“Let me make myself VERY CLEAR! I nor my brother’s remains will be present at any Memorial or Funeral services, until the families Memorial/Funeral/Tribute,” declared Tyka in a Facebook posting.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Minnetonka, Minnesota — where Prince worshiped — announced a private service this weekend. According to local 5 Eyewitness News 300-500 guests are expected, including “high profile” persons.
On the other hand, Tyka says she supports all memorials because the grieving process is unique to everyone who was connected to Prince, but wanted fans to know this weekend’s service is NOT the highly anticipated public tribute.
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She said that will be coming sometime in August. Meanwhile, as we reported, the late singer’s ex-wives, Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia, organized a private memorial event in Hollywood on May 11, which was attended by the Gwen Stefani, Larry King and Spike Lee, among others.
Meanwhile, Tyka is also making it known that there is no bad blood between her siblings as they attempt to divide the late singer’s estate.
In the absence of a will, she filed legal documents to appoint a “Special Administrator” to Prince’s estate. Tyka, along with five half-siblings, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker, have faced off in court over his reported net worth of $300 million, but Tyka says they “remain united.”
“To my knowledge…No One in my family has fought about anything, and least of all me…” she wrote on Facebook. “But I must admit I think it’s funny that I’m the one they say, ‘Stormed out…’ or that ‘We are at war’ Me? Us? Really? Where was I when all that happened?”
Prince’s body was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios/home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21. His body was cremated after being released to the family, but his remains have yet to be formally laid to rest.