Legendary singer Stevie Wonder is set to perform during Steve Harvey’s “Hoodie Awards” celebration happening in Las Vegas in August, but yesterday he was involved in a court case involving his nephew, Alpha Lorenzo Walker.
According to the LA Times, Walker threatened to tell tabloid papers that he was actually Wonder’s son, born out of an incestuous relationship between Wonder and his sister, unless he was given $5 million dollars.
Mr. Wonder involved the police, who unraveled the plot and arrested Wonder’s nephew and his nephew’s girlfriend Tamara Eileen Diaz were arrested in early May. Walker and Diaz drastically reduced their multimillion dollar extortion attempt to $10,000 during negotiations with police, but were ultimately stopped altogether. Walker has plead “not guilty” to felony extortion charges.