June 21, 2021

-BizPac Review


The granddaughter of legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone is accusing Vice President Kamala Harris of stealing the family estate and giving it to “white people.” She claims that Harris “bullied” her mother in court to the point of near suicide.

“Nina’s granddaughter here,” ReAnna Simone Kelly tweeted on Saturday after someone asked why a Twitter account was created for the late singer. “My family doesn’t run her estate anymore. It was taken away from us [and] given to white people. Our family name was DRAGGED in the media. We get NO royalties, nothing. Wanna hold someone accountable? Ask Kamala Harris why she came for my family.”

“Ask her why she separated my family. Ask her why my grandmothers estate is in SHAMBLES now. Ask her why we as her family no longer own the rights to anything,” Simone Kelly demanded. “Ask her why she bullied my mother in court and my mom almost killed herself from the depression,” she added.

Simone Kelly’s mother stated that she supports her daughter “1,000 percent” in “speaking the truth of our family.” She posted to Instagram how proud she was of her daughter who “came out blazing” and “started a fire.” “While I may not be able to speak on certain things, those close to me who witnessed the happenings firsthand are choosing to step forward with the Truth,” Lisa Simone Kelly wrote.

ReAnna Simone Kelly claims her mother was put under a gag order during the proceedings and could not speak out to defend the family’s estate.

“Ask her why she didn’t even want my mom to be able to say she was Nina Simone’s daughter. Ask her why she wanted us to walk away with NOTHING,” she angrily asked concerning Harris’ actions.

In a 2016 settlement regarding the Nina Simone Charitable Trust, Harris is mentioned numerous times in regards to her “primary responsibility for supervising charitable trusts in California” as state attorney general.

“The Attorney General asserts that [Lisa Simone] Kelly breached her fiduciary duty to the Estate and to the Charitable Trust and wrongfully diverted Estate assets. The Attorney General seeks to surcharge Kelly for amounts totaling $5,937,749.42 plus over $2.5 million in interest, which the Attorney General contends is far more than one-half of the Estate’s value during [Lisa Simone] Kelly’s administration of the Estate,” the settlement contended.

Simone’s granddaughter commented that there is “a lot of slander” in connection to her mother Lisa Simone Kelly.

“I’m going to leave it at that for now. Do your research if you like, but know that there is A LOT of slander out there on my mother. There was a lot of false information put out there that is NOT TRUE. Listen. WE LIVED IT. We are still living in the aftermath of this,” she claimed.

“It breaks my heart to know that white people are making money off of grandmas hard work and that we have had all of our rights as her family STRIPPED from us!!” she railed.

“OH WAIT, While we’re asking Kamala questions ask her why after all of this pain and suffering she put us through a Nina Simone song was sang at the inauguration to swear her in as VP?! She knew what she was doing,” Simone Kelly declared.

Singer John Legend performed Nina Simone’s classic hit “Feeling Good” during President Joe Biden’s 2021 inauguration.

The iconic singer passed away in 2003.