Funkmeister extraordinaire George Clinton (pictured left) is now in the throes of a divorce with his estranged spouse of 23 years, Stephanie Clinton (pictured). Now Stephanie is reportedly seeking both temporary and permanent alimony from the mastermind of the Parliament and Funkadelic bands, reports TMZ.
Clinton is reportedly not too happy about his soon-to-be ex’s request for support because, according to him, even though they’ve been hitched since 1990, they’ve not lived together for eons, do not have children together, and shared no bank accounts and real estate property as a married couple.
Yet, Stephanie is still requesting that the court make Clinton produce all of his finances for review so that a fair determination can be reached.
A judge will now have to determine whether Stephanie is in fact entitled to any of Clinton’s P-funk dollars since he claims they have lived separate lives and under different roofs, which would constitute a long-term separation.
The 71-year-old who is responsible for such ’70s and ’80s monstrously popular funk anthems as “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker),” “One Nation Under A Groove,” and “Atomic Dog,” gained global recognition as being one of the foremost innovators of funk music.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.