Madonna’s camp insists he’s not the 4-year-old’s father!
Mama Madonna is very protective of her adopted daughter, Mercy. The pop star will not be introducing Mercy to James Kambewa, a 26-year-old who is pressing for a meeting with his “daughter.” Madonna’s camp insists that Mercy’s family never even knew she even had a dad. “The extended family members had no knowledge of a father… the mother was raped and left,” Madge’s spokeswoman told South African paper Sunday Times.
James, who works as a waiter in Durban, initially opposed Mercy’s adoption and launched a legal bid in April 2009 to regain custody of the little girl, claiming he was her biological father. He gave up his fight two months later, and reports suggested he missed his opportunity to reunite with her when Madonna, 52, and her kids visited Mercy’s homeland of Malawi in April, because he moved to South Africa to make a “better life” for himself.
He has since said that he was happy that Madonna adopted Mercy, who was born to a 14-year-old mother who died days after giving birth. The adorable 4-year-old is the Material Mom’s precious little princess now, but if she follows in her siblings’ footsteps, it won’t be long until she is playfully biting her big sis Lourdes‘ hand or blogging about being embarrassed by her super-famous mom’s dancing!