Singer Augie Johnson has declared that HE is the real father of Brandon Howard - the man who will today reveal the results of a DNA test that will determine whether he is Michael Jackson's lovechild.
Augie, 65, was one of the backing singers on Michael Jackon's 1979 breakthrough album, Off The Wall, and went on form the band, Side Effect.
And speaking to MailOnline today, Augie - who was in a long-term relationship with Brandon's mom, singer Miki Howard - said he very much considers Brandon, now 31, to be his natural son.
However, Augie said: 'Brandon just happens to be one of those kids - the wannabe Michael kids - his whole life. He loved Michael Jackson so much.
'He wanted to look more like him and he had a little success in Japan, that’s where this whole thing started. It became this mystery that he would never answer.
'It's been a plan for a long time, he wants to help his career, that's what I believe.
'Any kind of controversy that gets out there in the world, right now, helps.