A US report claims that OJ Simpson has a prison fan group of gay and trans prisoners who give him massages and treat him like royalty.

Simpson, jailed in 2008 for multiple charges including armed robbery, is said to be known as “the king of the queens”.

Tabloid newspaper The National Enquirer reports that the former football player’s time at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada is being made more pleasant by the group.

It reported a source as saying: “With the help of adoring prisoners and guards, OJ is able to gamble on sporting events, get special privileges – and even receive massages from a group of gay inmates known as ‘The Girls’. He’s really tight with The Girls.”

The source is claimed to have added: “OJ knows how to take care of The Girls.”

Simpson is expected to serve at least another eight years in prison.

In 1995, he was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goodman.

Ms Brown Simpson’s family successfully sued him in a civil court for $33.5 million for her and Mr Goodman’s deaths.