LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Jay-Z is battling allegations of a secret love child with Shenelle Scott (photos below), again. Jay-Z has previously denied that he had a secret child with Shenelle Scott. The same news story surfaced in 2007, then two years later; this week, it’s back on newsstands yet again, however, with a new twist.
Allegations that Jay-Z had a secret love child with Shenelle Scott are nothing new. The reports first surfaced in 2007, were mentioned by Wendy Williams in spring that year, and hit the cover of Hip Hop Weekly in May of that year. Two years later they were back in British news, made to read as though they were exclusive or new allegations. Now much the same allegations will hit U.S. newsstands this week again.
In 2007, Wendy Williams told her viewers of the allegations hitting Hip Hop Weekly Magazine. The cover at the time claimed “Jay-Z’s Million dollar baby?” The allegation assets that Jay-Z and Shenelle Scott had a child in 2002; Jay-Z and Beyonce wouldn’t marry until 2008.
Suddenly, in 2009, British news published the same allegations as thought they were suddenly new. “Sources say that Shenelle and her son live a quiet life in Trinidad at a $2.5 million home that Jay-Z bought for them after paternity tests revealed a positive match” read one allegation in 2009. It continued “It’s also thought that Shenelle, 28, brings her son to see Jay-Z in New York, where he’s based, whenever she flies there for modeling assignments.”
When sought for comment in 2009, Jay-Z reps called it “these ridiculous rumors”.
This week, the father of Malik Sayeed gives an interview to U.S. news. Malik Sayeed was dating Scott at the time of her child’s birth, the father claims. The father tells news “at the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests. It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s baby.” The father goes on claim “My understanding is that Jay-Z paying her child support.” Jay-Z has yet to comment about the allegations made by the father.