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Godfather of Sold!

4/6/2008 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Uhhh! James Brown's stuff is getting on up the auction block!
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Tons of the late legend's crap will be sold by Christie's in August. Some of the items for sale include canceled checks, letters (one written to Princess Di on the back of a Delta Airlines flight service paper and another to rappers to tell them to stop taking advantage of him), an AOL disc envelope -- yeah, even he got them -- with song lyrics on the back and 590 "accessories," which include ties, socks and underwear. Be careful -- you don't know where those have been!

The list of items has already drawn the ire of Brown's kids and his maybe-she-is-maybe-she-isn't fourth wife, Tomi Rae Hynie Brown. Apparently she says some of the stuff is hers.

A judge ordered in February that some of the gear be auctioned off to pay his mounting legal bills and overdue estate taxes. According to the Augusta Chronicle, the singer's estate is in financial trouble -- and needs $1.6 million to pay just this year's bills.

Check out some of the stuff you can bid on. Hit me!

24 COMMENTS

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1.

Ummm    

WHO would want any of that crap?

2338 days ago
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He's Boring now    

some of the items on the list, if you took the time to open it up and read it are quite interesting and will rise in value over time. But some items are downright ridiculous and reflects the classless and clueless types that Brown surronded himself with throughout his life---including the women/wives he abused.

he was a pathetic creature of a man. A flat out abuser of people, particulary women, a man who was in desperate need all his life of psychotherapy and medications. He was an angry man. A resentful man. A perfectionist and obsessive compulsor. A man with sexual assualt charges following him. A convicted felon. he could sing and dance but truly became the step n fetch it of his generation for White People. Not putting down the man or his accomplishments, but truly, was he really a hero? Not with his treatment of those around him he wasnt. May he rest in Peace...finally

This scavenger hunt sale after his death shows just how financially unstable he and his estate were at the end of his life.

2337 days ago
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Reality TV Sucks    

Tres sad.


On an unrelated note - regarding the muppet post below -- Yah. The blonde muppet does look like Daisly lol.. Anyone ever notice she can't talk without doing those retarded hand motions? I think VH1 should staple her hands to the bench..

2337 days ago
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Anon    

So is the property of any wife beater of so much interest or does it have to be James Brown specifically?? As far as i'm concerned he should have been tried for murder.

2337 days ago
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Lori    

Whenever I see Tommi Rae and think of her with him it makes my skin crawl. What was she thinking? I doubt there will be any money left for her or her son, his estate is in such a financial mess.

2337 days ago
6.

It' OK Buddy    

He is a profound and significant aspect of and a powerful contributor to music history even if these are not much as to memento's...what...no used Kleenex?
I can't imagine anyone bidding on them but there are a lot of Freaks out there...just read some of the TMZ posters...and all of the staff for that matter!

2337 days ago
7.

Twinker    

I'll take the yellow sex suit....moth holes and all...

2337 days ago
8.

Christopher    

They should auction a picture of his slick rick. That would generate some serious coins from some freak.

2337 days ago
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tba    

I'm surprised they're not auctioning the lint out of his dryer.

2337 days ago
10.

NUMbnuts    

I'M SURE SOME SKID MARKED UNDERWEAR WILL GET A LOT OF SCRATCH!!!!

2337 days ago
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a real mommy    

Absolutely pathetic..why is this stuff being auvtioned off in the first place..to pay the greedy ex-wives and his kids. Isnt there enough of his money to go around with out pawning all his crap too?? Geez go out and get a fricking job ..or marry some other rich old man.

2337 days ago
12.

bizness    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tjKXYxTKZU

funniest guy ever in L.A. ; put him on TMZ immediately; do something with this genius meathead; he speaks the truth

2337 days ago
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+DJ FunkyGrrL+    

not cool reporting tmz

2337 days ago
14.

tba    

Dear "wasn't a fan"(comment #3),
you said among other things..."Not putting down the man or his accomplishments, but truly, was he really a hero?"

Then, what the hell were saying with your rant...you called him an uncle tom, sexual deviant, beat women and just a plain bad guy. I surprised you didn't say he molested kids and spied for the Chinese. I would love to know your definition of "not putting down".....who the hell said he was a hero?

2337 days ago
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I call Shotgun    

11. I'M SURE SOME SKID MARKED UNDERWEAR WILL GET A LOT OF SCRATCH!!!!
Posted at 4:40PM on Apr 6th 2008 by NUMbnuts

That's how they got skidmarked in the first place....by scratching!...I FEEL GOOD...!!!

2337 days ago
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