Update: Rumor: Does rapper Jay-Z have a son?

04/11/2007 at 05:46 PM ET

Update: A spokesperson for Jay-Z  told AllHipHop.com that the rumors about the rapper having a son are false.

There is no truth to these ridiculous rumors. People should be ashamed of using this kind of story and exploiting a child for publicity and ratings.

Source: All Hip Hop

Click below for the original postings.

Originally Posted April 4th: In Touch is reporting that the 5-year-old boy’s name is Isa and that he was reportedly born before the rapper began his relationship with singer/actress Beyonce, during a short-term relationship with the model/video girl, Shenelle.

Source: In Touch, April 9, 2007, pg. 46

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Originally posted on February 28th: Rumors are swirling around on the internet saying that Rap mogul Jay-Z has a son by a model he met while shooting his "Big Pimpin" music video in 1998.  The model, Shenelle Scott, was reportedly paid $1 million by the star to keep his name off of her son’s birth certificate. This picture is reportedly of the little boy and includes two small photos of Jay-Z and Shenelle, used on some sites for comparison. No name or other information has been released about Jay’s alleged son.

Source: Media Take Out & Concrete Loop
Photo Credit: Media Takeout

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Janet on

I don’t think Jay-Z would deny his own child. I think this is just a rumor. Well, I hope this son has a father in his life. He is so adorable!

Emily on

Well, he certainly looks like he could possibly be Jay-Z’s son. But who knows!

Mary on

This is the first I’m hearing of this rumor. Dont know how much truth there is to it, but that little boy certainly does look like he could be Jay’s son. I smell a paternity test…

antij1 on

He does resemble the both of them somewhat.

Erin on

MediaTakeout.com is not a reliable source AT ALL – they believe EVERYTHING that is sent to them. I could send them an e-mail right now claiming to be the secret daughter of James Dean or Rudolph Valentino and they’d post it, no questions asked.

Recently Dr Phil had a woman on his show who is obsessed with Jay Z and she admitted to sending “a website” (MediaTakeOut.com) a letter claiming to be Jay Z’s “true love” and saying he was cheating on Beyonce with her, etc. They had posted her story and treated it as 100% legit – it’s one of many “ON BLAST” articles they post. It was actually kind of funny cause she said the same thing about them – that they will believe anything sent to them. LOL

G-Girl on

Does this little boy have the cutest face?!

sarawara on

I agree, that doesn’t sound like Jay-Z. He’s always holding Solange’s son Daniel whenever they’re all together. And it isn’t like fatherhood and a baby mama is something that NEVER happens in the hip-hop R&B world. How many kids and baby mama’s does Diddy have now? I’ve lost count.

sweetdiva on

Why pick on Diddy? Here’s the count. He has 4 biological children, 3 with his current girlfriend Kim and a son with Misa Hylton. He also takes care of Kim’s teenaged son.

burnsy on

that kid is 2 cute to be jay z’s child…way to cute…

Yonni on

I doubt this. Why? Becuase Jay-Z is worth millions so why would this woman take a “payoff” of 1 million when she could have easily made more money over the years going through the courts etc..

For the record that child has not ONE feature of Jay-Z’s. Not one..

shawna on

I think if he looks like any celebrity, he looks like Chris Rock! Moreso than Jay-Z anyway. Not that I am trying to start any rumors…

Stephany on

I doubt this. Erin, I saw that episode with that Jay-Z obssessed fan.

I don’t really think the child looks like Jay-Z (but I am horrible at that type of thing) and it just doesn’t seem the type of thing Jay-Z would do. And I want to believe Jay-Z is a good guy. :)

ihatesensationalizm on

Firt of all, the young lady Shenelle say’s that Jay-z was responsible for discovering her 8/9 years ago. She briefly worked for Roc-a-wear before pursing her own business designing bikinis/swimwear. She has dated a rapper before (she won’t name who) But her child is too young to have been around during her Jay-Z connection days. She is currently dating Lil Fizz from B2K.
This all a ploy by Sandra Rose to throw salt on Jay-Z & Beyonce. This story is 4 years old (not new) Why would a woman take $1 mil from a man worth $320 million to hush about her son? Anyhow, no court in the US would dare uphold an illegal agreement for her to forever keep hush. I think Jay-Z is smart enough to know that much!

VIPRNCS on

I dont know how thru this info is but if this is true then what kind of man is Jay-z to deny a child…He paid 1 million dollars to stay off this childs birth certificate… Heck what kind of mother is this girl since she apparently took the money and agreed with this soap opera senerio..Seems to me that the money means more to her than her son…If this is true this child should be taken away from both of them since all they are seeing is dollar signs. Can you imagine how this child is going to feel when he gets older and hears what his mother and father has done????? hmmmm hello world kids are cruel and once he goes to school it will get out. For the sake of this little boy I hope this is just a rumor….God Bless…

juicy fruit on

Don’t worry about that man! Jay Z aint bothering nobody. My advise is stop putting stuff out if u don’t know if it’s true or not!

jb on

who cares

Marissa on

i went to school with Shenelle, Corpus Christi College in Trinidad. She has always been a gorgeous person and i don’t think her credibility should be taken for granted. U go girl, keep doin your thing, much respect from your friends from Trinidad. We are all supporting you!!!!

georgia2005 on

I believe it. Why not? Diddy’s mistress is being paid to keep her mouth shut. Yes, Diddy has FIVE biological children (Sweetdiva). This Shenelle chick probably took the deal back when the kid was born. Jay-Z wasn’t worth $300+ million back then. Some of you are killing me with the comments that this “doesn’t sound like Jay-Z”. How do we know what this man is capable of??? We don’t know him; we know the image he puts out there. I wouldn’t put any stock in these celebrities. Diddy probably seems like a “good guy” to some of you too but that didn’t stop him from having a baby on the side (BEFORE the twins) and then getting caught on camera going to Sienna Miller’s hotel room (after dropping her off in the a.m.). Gimme a break.

Ramson Kaweesa on

I guess it’s beyond resonable doubt that that could be Jigga’s son,i hope it’s because of the dough homeboy has that that Shen… whatsoever her name could be is pulling this s***, she realy needs assistance for her kid but she should seek for better ways of getting it.

Tonya on

The baby looks like him!

Do you guys have any pictures of Nick Carter (backstreet Boys)’s daughter Mariah? She’s about 2 now

Didn’t know he had a daughter?

Natalie S. on

Who knows if it’s true or not but that little boy is adorable. You never know with celebs these days, some are thrilled to be parents, while others..not so thrilled..Not saying Jay-Z is the father then again who knows.

burnsy on

ok…i would not be surprised if that was jayz’s kid although it is to cute to be his…however do not start rumours saying that people have kids when they dont….nick carter does not have a child! unless you have actual proof, which i would like to see!

Mary on

I’m confused. So are they saying this is Jay’s little boy now?

Anne on

He is an adorable little boy, and I can’t say whether it is true or not. In my opinion though, my first thought when I saw the photo is, this photo looks a lot like those ones they make to take two people and put them together to see what their children would look like. Like I said, I can’t say, but something about the photo is a bit off to me. What do I know though. I am probably totally wrong.

melanie on

That little boy looks nothing like Jay Z or the suppossed mom. I find it hard to believe a 40 year old guy with no kids would deny a son if he had one. I think this is a fake story.

Nykole on

I would hate to say it but that little boy has a nose, and lips like Jay-Z. That sure isn’t Shenelle’s nose. But just because he has two features like Jay-Z doesn’t mean it is his son. And honestly like alot of people already said I don’t think Jay-Z would do that to his son.

P.S:For that one person who was talking about Diddy this is JAY-Z.

lucy on

i think trying to hide something like this is something alot of famous men would do to protect their relationships with their new girlfriends, i mean he had just started dating beyonce, he wouldnt want that going down the drains

J.R. on

IF SHE TOOK THE MONEY THEN SHE IS STUPID PERIOD SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE IT THE LEGAL WAY. PERIOD I DONT CARE WHAT THE LIL BOI LOOKS LIKE DO A TEST BUT JUST HEARD ON THE RADIO THAT SHE SUDDENLY REMEBERED THAT SHE WAS BUMPING UGLIES WITH THE PRODUCER FROM THE BIG PIMPIN VIDEO VIDEO VIXENS HMMMMMM
WOULDNT GET FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tammy on

i just think that if this is his son he should be ashamed of himself b/c he know what it’s like growing up without a dad. if it is his son man up and do what’s right…we are not saying you have to be with the girl but ya son shouldn’t have to suffer.

DOMINIQUE on

I 4 1 THINK THE BABYS HIS AND THAT HE SHOULD BE IN HIS CHILDS LIFE CAUSE EVERY THING HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND ITS A GIFT 4RM GOD 2 BE BLESS WITH ANOTHER U AND HE DIDNT HAVE A FATHER FIGURE IN HIS LIFE AND HE SHOULD B IN HIS SONS LIFE ITS BEEN 5 LONG YEARS AND HE GOT A LOT OF CATCHIN UP TO DO LOVE NIQUE

RoQsTaRr on

why would jay-z deny him when n his music nd interviews he talks about the 2 children that didnt make it (still born/miscarriage) nd how close he is with his nephews b/c he wants kids of his own 1 day..he always has solange’s baby n his bestfriend tyty’s kid go with them on trips nd stuff so doesnt this sound like a man that would love to claim a son if he had 1…and 1 million dollar payoff?? cmon even if she accepted that when the baby was born do you really think she would still be quiet now? that money is long gone nd today jay-z happens to b worth 500+ million she would b in court every single day…i doubt that kid is his

Marcel on

that kid has jay-z’s nose i don’t know bou d face but since 1998 how can d girl just come out from the web and say its jay-z’s son. But Beyonce you better watch your man.

mimi on

jay-z is a punk and can’t rap

TIERRA on

TAKE THE TEST JAY Z

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