Jay-Z allegedly had a “secret son” by a Trinidadian model


Over the years, I’ve heard reports that Jay-Z has a “secret son”. Sometimes the stories involve a woman in France, and there’s something about Jay secretly visiting his son, and that’s why he and Beyonce make so many trips to Paris. I’ve also heard stories about how Jay allegedly knocked up a Trinidadian model, and that he’s paying her hush money. Honestly, I don’t know if the theories join up and multiply, like maybe the Trinidadian model is the same baby-mama living in Paris, or whatever. It’s not that I completely and totally cannot imagine that Jay-Z might have one or more kids around the globe – he very well might, and probably does. I just wish that when I Google “Jay-Z son” I didn’t get twenty-nine million articles saying completely different things.

Anyway, Star Mag/Radar has an interview with someone who claims that FOR SURE Jay-Z has a secret son with that rumored Trinidadian model. The guy giving the interview… well, it’s complicated. The model’s name is Shenelle Scott. Shenelle claimed that her baby-daddy was her boyfriend, Malik Sayeed. This interview is with Malik’s father, who details the process of finding out that his grandson isn’t really is grandson because Malik is NOT THE FATHER.

Jay-Z is not about to become a father for the first time, it turns out, as the Girls Girls Girls singer has a secret son with a Trinidadian model, according to the father of the man originally identified as the love child’s father, who sat down for an exclusive interview with this week’s edition of Star.

The world gasped last month when the Big Pimpin’ singer’s wife, Beyonce Knowles, showed off her baby bump at the MTV Video Music Awards, but Andrews exclusively told Star the Empire State Of Mind rapper gave Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott a baby bump some nine years before.

Andrews, the father of Shenelle’s ex-boyfriend Malik Sayeed, told Star exclusively that “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.”

A source told Star that while Beyonce was initially livid about the secret son, she’s stood by her husband. The boy closely resembles the 99 Problems singer, who’s reportedly paying Shenelle child support.

Malik, whose name was originally listed on the boy’s birth certificate, came to find out about the child’s real paternity, a source told Star.

“Malik threw [Shenelle] a baby shower and bought all this stuff to prepare for the arrival,” the source said. “However, after the baby was born, friends and family told him he needed to get a DNA test. Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay,” the source said. “There was a good chance it was his.”

Andrews filled in Star on the rest of the details.

“Maybe two weeks later, he called me and said, ‘Daddy, I got some bad news. [He’s] not my son,’” Andrews told Star. “I said, ‘How do you know, Malik?’ He said, ‘He doesn’t look anything like me!’”

After undergoing a DNA test that showed Jay-Z is the father, Malik kicked Shenelle out of his house, while Jay-Z made arrangements for mother and son to go back to Trinidad, where they now live comfortably on the rapper’s dime.

“Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut,” Jerald tells Star. “My understanding is that he’s paying her child support. Shenelle took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.”

Jerald told Star that Shenelle has told him her current relationship with the rapper “is amicable. She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy],” he told Star. “It was a big old mess at one time, but I think once they resolved the issue of fatherhood, of paternity, I think things started to level off.”

[From Radar]

Eh. Sure. Why not? I guess I should throw in the word “alleged” more. Allegedly Jay-Z has a kid. Allegedly he pays child support and takes an interest in his son. Allegedly Beyonce is kind of pissed, but she sticks with Jay. Allegedly, etc. Sure, this is believable. So do you think we’ll ever get some kind of confirmation? Probably not – because I bet that $1 million payoff and child support comes with a gag order for Shenelle.



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  1. bite me says:

    yup *in my joe camel voice a.k.a. jay-z

  2. Bubulle says:

    Not the first time I heard about that, I do believe it, at least his not a dead beat dad and his wife his aware of this situation.

  3. Tierra says:

    He also allegedly has been having a thing with another woman for over 10 yrs.
    I believe she was from another country, but not sure if its this same girl.

  4. Katalina says:

    IF this is true, that kid will eventually grow to hate his father for keeping him a secret whilst embracing this new baby and showing it off to the world. This will not end well, that’s for sure.

  5. silken_floss says:

    Hmmm.. must be Jumpoff Week. First Swizz & Keys, now Jay & Bey. These tramps running thier mouths and f’ing up thier hush money… *smh*

  6. The Original Ashley says:

    Tierra – I was just about to mention that. Is this in addition to the sidepiece/girlfriend he’s had for the past 10 years?

  7. Kc says:

    Wow! Star Magazine is vying for credibility with these Exclusives. This sounds believable.

  8. N.D. says:

    I don’t get how DNA test that proved bf guy isn’t the father could automatically mean that Jay-Z is? Especially when “she was sleeping around”? The only thing this man really knows is that his son isn’t the father and is out of woman and child’s lifes.

  9. kieslwoski says:

    @katalina I so agree, this is just so gross, keeping the other child a secret like its shamefull or something. Poor kid. Just makes me loathe them, it proves what everyone says about them it’s all about image.

  10. Quest says:

    Old news…this was since Jay Z was down in the Caribbean making that video for BIG PIMPIN’….ha ha, it was all over a Hip Hop magazine back in the day. Shenelle Scott has some serious similarities with Bey

  11. anon says:

    This gossip was on Wendy Williams when she was still on the radio years ago :-) She covered black gossip. This is not recent news. Wendy had a big mouth so even Beyonce had to hear her talk about it. I wish she was on the radio again sometimes; she would have been all over this new side piece stuff with Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys and Mashonda. Don’t watch her on TV but did listen to her on the radio on the way home from work.

  12. Tammi says:

    The confirmation comes from looking at the picture,Jay Z son looks just like him but better but yes this news is old.

  13. TG says:

    If it is true it isn’t old news if it has been buried and put to rest. Why do some celebs get away with scandal and others don’t? Why would Bey never mention her step-child? That stuff is weird to me if true.

  14. rose80 says:

    This story is beyond old(seriously it’s like 4-5 yrs old) and recycled. Jay Z has already come out and denied the story long ago.

    okay found it.

    “According to the rapper during an interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, the child of Shenelle Scott was not his. Also, if it were his child, he made the statement that the 1 million dollar payoff would make no sense. Why? As Jay Z is worth upward of $300 million”

  15. UKHels says:

    if it was before beyonce then what does it matter, particularly if he’s taking an interest. We all have a past!!

    by the way, I’ve really tried to see something good in the face but man he is FUGLY

  16. mia girl says:

    Hey Jay is this your kid?

  17. mel says:

    I hate it when men try to put on a false image and deny having a child or an affair and then use hush money to keep them quiet.

  18. carrie says:

    @tammi: look alike is NOT a clue ! look Yves Montant’s secret child:the girl looked like Montant but she was not her child on DNA test

  19. Kasey says:

    I don’t know y’all. IF I was sleeping around and IF I had a kid and IF the babydaddy was Jay-Z I would be the one not wanting him to put that info on blast. I’d love for him to be supportive financially and try to be in the child’s life but I would NOT want unwanted media attention in my child’s life. Don’t a lot of dads not with the mums do this? They let their current gfs know about their children but every Tom, Dick and Harry doesn’t have to know. I could see the desire to keep that info on lock-down ESP. if you’re in the media spotlight. I also don’t get why this has to be scandalous if Bey already knows. The only people who wouldn’t know/have clarity is the rest of the world and it’s just none of our business really and probably better for peace of mind for the child and his mother.

    I don’t know the whole story as in whether or not this babymama feels the same way or if this is truly hush-hush on J-Z’s part. I do agree with Katalina however, the situation has the potential to cause this kid to grow up with some issues if his dad has a famous family that he acknowledges and is hiding him away from the world for pride issues. Of course I feel like all of this could/would be simplified if everyone just slept with their spouses and stayed with them then kids wouldn’t be put in these unnecessarily messy situations. But a perfect world we do NOT live in.

  20. Delta Juliet says:

    I love this quote “The world gasped ” when Bey announced her pregnancy. LOL Yeah, like ZOMG! Two married adults had sex and are having a baby! What a shocker!

  21. jover says:

    I loathe both of them; they are just another pair of vacant, uneducated, self-absorbed celebutards proving that with enough marketing you can sell anything to the sheeple – I wonder what they talk about when they are alone – probably nothing or money, they are as substanceless as their music – that’s why they are always traveling about here and there – people with substance don’t have to flit about the world to avoid their emptiness. They can’t disappear soon enough as far as am concerned.

  22. anjasmomma says:

    This story has been around for YEARS. I’ve seen pictures (years ago @ a different gossip site) showing the boy in a hot tub with Beyonce. It seems reasonably legitimate.

  23. Bear says:

    this might sound bad but why only 1 million? Didn’t he make 80 million last year? Unless the child support is charlie sheen level I’m surprised she hasn’t talked.

  24. kwanitaka says:

    Thank god its a son and Bey wants a boy…if you looked like Jay-Z should you give those genes to a girl?

  25. Ren says:

    @Jover – Well said! I totally agree

  26. Amanda G says:

    Isn’t this, like, 5 years old? LOL It wouldn’t surprise me if he has a “secret” kid or two. As long as he takes care of them, I don’t care.

  27. DetRiotgirl says:

    @jover I’d just like to point out that, by your logic, you are saying that people who travel a lot do so because they are “substanceless”. I’m not a fan of these two by any stretch of the imagination, but that statement makes absolutely no sense to me. Traveling can be a form of education. Believe me, if I had the type of money they do, I would be traveling all the time too!

    Granted, when these two travel, they probably exist within a very insular bubble of five star hotels and the same rotation of luxury goods no matter where they are. But, that’s another story.

    As for Jay-Z’s kid, this rumor has been around forever. Do I believe it? Eh, maybe. I can’t say I care very much either way though.

  28. Cherry says:

    @19 UKHels: My thought exactly. So he has a kid. Big deal. It’s not like he had one last year, when he was already married to his high-profile fellow-celeb wife. THAT would be news.

  29. M says:

    Do ANY celeb couple manage to stay faithful to eachother?????

    it was always weird with B and Jay Z. sHE WAS LIKE 16 AND HE 28 WHEN THEy started dating. She has never had another boyfriend .. imagine!! Not saying she hasn’t had other peen seeing as being in a relationship doesn’t seem to count for much.

    I wonder does Jay Z every go for white girls.. i also wonder does he demand B carry baby wipes with her everywhere!!

  30. Passingby says:

    This is so hilarious:

    Some abstracts:
    “Against popular belief, this young man is not Jay Z son. This kid is the son of Shenelle Scott and another. Hopefully the world will one day respect his right to live a non-controversial life at this age.”
    “Shenelle Scott is a beautiful woman any hetero-man will chase. She’s accomplished on her own and sexy. An exotic sister from Trinidad, she’s not just a Hip-Hop video vixen. Shenelle was actually a career model that selected certain videos to appear in, which she was paid above average for.”
    “Because Jay-Z has a kid with him, doesn’t mean it’s his. He’s actually has family too believe it or not.”

  31. spinner says:

    I read the other day that Jay-Z’s mistress was found dead last week. This happened right after Bey’s pregnancy announcement. She was like 28 years old. hmmmmm…


  32. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    If AH-nold could keep his 13 year old son (wthe maid) secret, I see no reason why Jay would have any trouble.

    “I hate it when men try to put on a false image and deny having a child or an affair and then use hush money to keep them quiet.”

    @Mel, so do I. My dad’s mistress blackmailed him for years to stay quiet. I JUST found out about their son last year (I’m now 31 and his son is 19). He was able to keep her quiet for 19 years, but once he retired he didn’t have the cash to keep her from talking. He even took out loans behind my mothers back to pay her off. Needless to say, I no longer speak to my father. He’s a narcissistic asshole with no scruples.

  33. Catherine says:

    What is this man’s appeal in the first place? He is fug. No amount of money can erase that.

  34. jover says:

    Detroitriotgirl, settle down, i meant only in their case; of course travel is educational i’m not a dolt – I’m saying they do it because its a distraction from their emptiness; i perfectly agree with your 2nd,3rd paragraphs – btw, do you remember that incident in Egypt several years ago where apparently bouncy went to the pyramids and couldn’t be bothered to learn anything about them – she just used it as a backdrop for her vanity. Of course travel is educational but these two twits aren’t using it for education or anything of the sort.

  35. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @jover: I have a hunch you have no idea what you’re talking about. You hate two complete strangers that you apparently have no clue about WAY too much. You’re the one who needs to settle down. Jay-Z isn’t some uneducated soulless rapper–he grew up in the ghetto and became in his own right an extremely successful businessman and entrepeneur, he’s donated millions to charities including the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina & has a dozen Grammys. Just because he doesn’t have a college degree doesn’t mean he’s an idiot. And Knowles has also donated millions, won like 16 Grammys, writes the majority of her own songs, & is a successful businesswoman in her own right. They travel for work and pleasure. My FIL was a pilot his entire career and now owns his own small plane so he can travel for fun–does this make him ‘vacant’ and ‘self-absorbed’ too?

    PS I’m not even a fan–I don’t own a single album from either one. I just bristle when people say stupid crap like “I hate this people and they’re jerks cuz I say so even tho I can’t be bothered to actually learn anything about them.” Ok, I’m done now.

  36. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    He does not have any kids. Jay certainly wouldn’t need to do anything secretly because he wouldn’t have been with Beyonce when the child was born. Why keep it a secret? People need to stop with this. I don’t care how many pictures of kids that look like Jay Z you link, I can do the same thing with people I know in my neighborhood. So what. He doesn’t have any secret children.

  37. sassenach says:

    @ jover: You need to give it a rest. You foam at mouth at any new Beyonce posts and are always coming up with the most vile things to say about these two.

    Fist of all, have you ever read any Jay Z interviews? The man is smart and has excellent business sense and that is why unlike most rappers he is worth over 200 million dollars. You don’t know enough about them to call them “substanceless” or even to know why the vacation. Unlike the majority of Hollywood they are private about their marriage. They work, keep their heads down, do charity work and vacation. Beyonce using Egypt for her vanity? What does that even mean? What are you talking about? Maybe it’s time you take a break from her posts if she upsets you this much.

  38. kim says:

    I heard that. There was this girl in my Global Gender class, she said that her best gay friend who lives in NYC has sex w/ Jay Z on the regular. Allegedly.

  39. Bopa says:

    The Jay-Z son story is very old. It was only spoken of in “black” urban blogs back when Jay-Z wasn’t mainstream or I should say before Oprah was seen giving him a hug on TV. Bey would have known this before she married him. She probably just hopped it wouldn’t go into mainstream blogs.

  40. crtb says:

    To Love:

    I don’t know if you read the black gossips sites but this is old news. Jay -Z does has a son and people have known about it for a very long time.
    Except maybe you.

  41. Sue says:

    Old news known about that for years, the baby mama was in his “Big Pimpin” video.

  42. Kim says:

    LOSER! and DEAD BEAT DAD! Providing someone $1 million, especially for someone as rich as him, to hide his son from the world makes for a dead beat dad. The fact that he paid her off to not tell anyone and that his own wife didnt know makes him a total loser. He did not come out with this info. Yes its old news but not provided for by him. Im glad this kid has a man in his life who has stepped up to be his father figure.

    Money doesnt replace having a father who admits you are his son & is involved in your life. He is completely substanceless – he paid off his baby momma with less money than he spends on his cars and bling! Pathetic!

    I always thought Beyonce could do way better.

  43. b626 says:

    You mean he didn’t have 17+ by various ex-one nighters? How shocking!!

  44. jc126 says:

    The link said the kid is 5, and I think Jay Z and Beyonce have been together longer than that. But the kid, fwiw (which is nothing, lol), does NOT look like Jay Z a bit.
    He’s got older kids, doesn’t he?

  45. notafan says:


  46. Jay z allegedly has a little daughter named Summer by his former stylist June

  47. ManicPixieDreamGirl says:

    That’s the reason these men get into the business in the first place. Money + success + fame = Lots of supermodel pussy!

  48. jover says:

    First, sassenach and scarlet vixen why are you singly out my comments that are far less vile than what many posters on this site say about celebs.
    Second, the site is called celebitchy, not celebpraiseworthy.
    Third, several other posters agree with me so opinion is not all one sided.
    Scarlet vixen, jz is a 16yr. high school dropout beyonce maybe graduated from high school but its hazy. Have you heard beyonce in an unscripted impromptu interview by any reasonable standard these are not educated people.And yes i’ve read interviews j-z made the cover of RS awhile back remember.
    Many americans donate far more of their after tax income to charity than these two. The fact that they’ve won Grammys is irrelevant; Have you seen the list of people that have won grammys versus those that haven’t.
    Yes, esperanza spalding deservedly won a grammy this year, but the industry wanted to give it to Bieber.
    Grammy’s are largely irrelevant to music; why would you mention that?
    Beyonce doesn’t write her own songs; that’s just not true; it has been endlessly discussed on the blogosphere how many songs she lifts/steals and then claims writing credits for royalty purposes. Beyonce couldn’t write and arrange a song on her own if her life depended on it. She doesn’t have the talent or the imagination.
    My statement about travel was clarified in post #38 please can’t you read. I meant it specifically with regard to these two; how much more clearer can I be?
    Sassenach, you didn’t read my post re Egypt and beyonce; beyonce viewed the pyramids as nothing more than another photo-op that was widely reported and then quickly dropped.
    Beyonce is not a successful businesswomen; she has the money to hire people to do it for her; Are you telling me she spends hours every day designing that house of dereon crap as real designers invest hours every day in their craft please.
    Finally, why are both of you so emotional in their defense, we all know they really don’t care about any of us; they care primarily about themselves.
    Defend them if you like but you surely can’t believe they are some sort of artistic, musical, humanitarian giants/demigods.

  49. Kim says:

    I wonder how many other “hidden” children does he have out there? Im willing to bet there are more.

  50. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I have heard this for years, how Jay-Z has an affinity for Island women and that he has fathered some children. I don’t find this hard to believe since Jay-Z is usually seen partying with beautiful women whenever Beyonce is on tour or out of the country.

  51. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I have heard this for years, how Jay-Z has an affinity for Island women and that he has fathered some children. I don’t find this hard to believe since Jay-Z is usually seen partying with beautiful women whenever Beyonce is on tour or out of the country.

  52. Ok says:

    He didn have to give her a dime if he had no ties to her and she was jus a hit and quit like the rest. Why exactly was she and has she been living comfortably since initial contact with him? Shes got a nice house and lives well out of the kindness of jay-z’s heart? I think if had he not had ties with her he wouldnt feel the need to have give her money and if he denies that he did, Where exactly did shenelle get $1 mill is the real question? Its not like shes got a second job as a dentist. He owes her nohing if it was a fling, but if he needs to shut her up then he pays up. If there is no gag order and no existence of an agreement thn she should not be afraid to speak and run her mouth about everything she knows for some $$. The fact tht she says nohing is more damaging than anything to him as in subtext it says.

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