Does Jay-Z have kids? Does Jay-Z have a son? A Jay-Z son question remained one of the biggest buzz topics online during and after tonight’s Grammys.
In fact, with the exception of the Grammy Awards list, a 2009 Jay-Z report covered on LALATE here at the time was the second most read story here during the Grammy broadcast.
What prompted all this? It’s not at all clear. But even after the broadcast, the question is going viral online Sunday night.
In June 2009, a report alleged that Shenelle Scott and Jay-Z have a “secret”, then 7 years old.
The 2009 report claimed the following:
“Now can reveal that the fiercely private rapper – who’s worth an estimated $400 million – reportedly has a secret 7-year-old son who he’s amazingly managed to hide from the limelight all this time. The boy apparently bears a striking resemblance to his father and is the result of Jay-Z’s romance with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott which ended in 2001, before he met Beyoncé.”
The report was unclear about Jay-Z’s official response to their story, stating:
“Although Jay-Z’s spokesman denied that there was any truth in ‘these ridiculous rumours’, the rebuttal falls short of a denial that the rap star is the boy’s father. Despite approaching Jay-Z’s representatives repeatedly last week, they refused to comment.”
The report went on to say that Shanelle lives in Trinidad with the couple’s alleged child in a $2.0+ million house allegedly bought by the rapper.