Jay-Z Rep On Child: 'There Is No Truth To These Ridiculous Rumors'
There are the on and off rumors of Jay Z’s unfaithfulness to his current girlfriend Beyonce with Def Jam artist Rihanna, but the most controversial of all these rumors is the one involving 26-year-old Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott.
The rumor swarming states that Jay-Z paid Scott $1 million to keep his name off the baby's birth certificate and to keep quiet about the child they allegedly have together.
"There is no truth to these ridiculous rumors," a spokesperson for Jay-Z said exclusively. “People should be ashamed of using this kind of story and exploiting a child for publicity and ratings.”
Scott and Jay-Z met on the set of Jay Z’s video “Big Pimpin” in 1998.
According to reports, the boy was born Jan. 30 2002 in Los Angeles.
Pictures of Jay-Z, Scott and their alleged child have been circulated across the internet and printed in tabloids in recent months, sparking debates as to who the father of the child is, despite the fact that another man's name is officially listed on the child's birth certificate.
A few years ago there were rumors claiming that Jay-Z and former 106 & Park host Free were having a child together.
Eventually, this rumor was proven false in a statement issued by BET.
“There is no truth to the negative rumors or conjecture being reported about the private life or on-air status of Free,” the statement read. “She has not resigned. Nothing has changed.”