“He will not talk to me,” said Chapman, who has 12 children and has been married five times. I have been away from her since the ‘80s so now she is like getting even,” he told the Larry King Live show on CNN on Wednesday night.A teary Chapman, who has apologized repeatedly since the tape was made public and promised to make amends, said he had used the epithet “nigger” on a heated call with his son while admitting he was probably interfering in his life.
”I heard this girl was maybe not being the best for Tucker -- and I’ll leave it like that -- so I tried to interfere. He’s on parole for a 20 year sentence and if he messes up he goes back.” Honolulu-based Chapman, 54, who says he is a devout Christian, made no comment on reports that his son sold the tape for $15,000.
“All I want him to know is that I love him very much,” he said.
Chapman said Tucker had been sent to prison at the age of 18 and served four years of a 20 year sentence for armed robbery before being released on parole.
”I tried to take control of his life (after this),“ said Chapman, himself an ex-con.
Chapman, who had issued a written apology, followed it up in his first interview since the scandal broke by remarking: “Never again.