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. He claims Simmons published lies about him without fact checking… and furthermore, says GlobalGrind never used his actual name in the blog posts about him.

Simmons has yet to respond to the lawsuit.