The story of Jay-Z fathering a love child with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott can now be laid to rest, as the man originally broke the story has retracted it.
For quite some time rumors have been circulating that rapper Jay-Z has a 9-year-old secret love child with Shenelle.
A 67-year-old man named Andrews, who is the father of Shenelle’s ex-boyfriend Malik Sayeed, reached out to Star magazine claiming that Jay-Z was indeed the father of his grandson.
“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. Malik threw [Shenelle] a baby shower and bought all this stuff to prepare for the arrival. 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. There was a good chance it was his.”
“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!’
“Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut. 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.
“She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy]. 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.”
Last week Andrews told NY Daily that he has no knowledge of a DNA test nor has he spoken to Shenelle or his son about the child.
“I know Shenelle, but I’ve never spoken to her or my son about this. They’re very private people. The stuff about the DNA test was on the Internet. It’s all from an old article on the Internet,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s true.”
“The house wasn’t purchased by Jay-Z. It was paid for by her present husband.”
Shenelle is now married to a professional basketball player.