Frank Ocean and Russell Simmons

The father of singer Frank Ocean is suing Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons for $142 million… for calling him a deadbeat dad.

According to, Ocean’s dad Calvin Cooksey — who reportedly hasn’t been a part of the singer’s life since he was 5 — has filed suit for loss of future income, after being unfairly portrayed as an absentee father by Simmons’ website, GlobalGrind.

Cooksey — who describes himself as a singer, writer and inventor — claims he was never allowed to be a father, because of the singer’s “Money Grubbing mother” moved, and hid the boy from him.┬áHe claims Simmons published lies about him without fact checking… and furthermore, says GlobalGrind┬ánever used his actual name in the blog posts about him.

Simmons has yet to respond to the lawsuit.