Nina Simone’s Granddaughter, RéAnna Simone Kelly, Drags Vice President Kamala Harris Over How She Handled Her Family’s Estate

Nina Simone’s descendants have come forward with a shocking claim that now-Vice President Kamala Harris ruined their family.

The iconic singer’s granddaughter, RéAnna Simone Kelly, took to Twitter on Friday evening to praise Chloe Bailey’s steamy version of her grandmother’s classic “Feeling Good,” after the vicenarian was semi-dragged for being allegedly disrespecting Simone’s legacy- the praise took a swift left turn when someone on Twitter questioned why an account for Simone was created years after her death.

“Nina Simone passed away April 21, 2003, & Twitter launched July 15, 2006. Why would her estate even make an account for her?”


Kelly provided an explanation that shocked many. The outspoken woman implied that Harris was the reason why her family no longer controlled Simone’s estate.

“Nina’s granddaughter here. My family doesn’t run her estate anymore. It was taken away from us & 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,” she wrote.

Kelly, the offspring of Nina Simone’s daughter Lisa, expounded on the alleged damage Harris caused to her family and her grandmother’s legacy. 

“As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family,” she continued. “Ask her why my grandmother’s estate is in SHAMBLES now. Ask her why we as her family, no longer own the rights to anything. Ask her why she bullied my mother in court and my mom almost killed herself from the depression.” 

A 2016 settlement named Harris as the “settling party” of Simone’s estate.

“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 read.

Kelly made it clear that she has nothing for Harris with reference to her family. 

“With grandma Nina being as famous as she is. With all of these artists covering her. Her name & likeness being used by damn near everybody. Why is it that her family is living paycheck to paycheck? Why do I have to consider stripping to pay my bills,” she expressed.

Simone’s granddaughter also stated that she peeped the vice president’s slight during the second-in-command’s swearing-in ceremony.

“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,” Kelly wrote.


It’s safe to say that the Simone family is good on Harris.