Marvin Sr disagreed with the ‘devil music’ his son released, and his seemingly promiscuous lifestyle, as portrayed in his songs.
Marvin, on the other hand, was still resentful at his father for the way he believed his mother, Alberta, was being treated at home.
Eventually, this came to a head when, in 1984, Marvin went home to stay with his parents, and they began arguing about a misplaced letter.
Marvin was frustrated at the way his father would speak to Alberta, shouting at her and threatening her.
On April 1, 1984, a similar argument broke out between the couple, and Marvin intervened, telling his father to back off.