Actress-singer Beyonce Knowles revealed her pregnancy to the world last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. Beyonce and her husband – rapper Jay Z are reportedly thrilled with the news. However, claims have now emerged from Star Magazine that Jay Z already fathered a child nine years ago.
Star Magazine reported that Trinidad model Shenelle Scott, the alleged mother of Jay Z's love child, originally identified her son's father as Malik Sayeed, but DNA tests have proven that the boy was not his.
“At the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests,” said Jerard Andrews, father of son Malik Sayeed. “It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s baby.”
The model was known to be together with Jay Z around the time her son was conceived. It has been rumored that he has paid $1 million in child support for Scott to keep quiet.
Beyonce is said to be aware of the situation and had been furious at first but has come to accept the child and her husband's past. Whether or not the baby was conceived while Jay Z was dating Beyonce is unclear.
Jay Z is reported to be in contact with Scott and has expressed interest in being involved in the boy's life.
“She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy],” Jerard 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.”