The children of late reggae star Peter Tosh have become embroiled in a battle over $2 million (£1.25 million) in royalties.

Aldrina MCIntosh is accusing her younger sister, Niambe MCIntosh, of withholding royalty payments from her and her other siblings for the past five years.

The Wailers star's estate earns between $150,000 (£93,750) to $300,000 (£187,500) annually and the money is supposed to be split between the 10 children, according to the New York Post.

Niambe took control of the estate in 2009, when accounts held only $280,000 (£175,000), but Aldrina now believes there is another $1.7 million (£1.1 million) in funds.

Niambe claims the figure is exaggerated and although she insists the siblings are "moving forward in a united front", Aldrina's legal representative, Sheldon Fleishman, suggests otherwise.

Fleishman tells the New York Post, "(Niambe) tells me she keeps them (her siblings) informed. Obviously, they tell me something different."

The family is due back in a New York court in February (15).

Tosh was murdered in Jamaica in 1987.