Friday 23 February 2018

Jay-Z hit with paternity suit by 21-year-old who claims he's rapper's secret son

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

99 problems and a paternity suit is definitely one.

Jay-Z is being sued by a 21-year-old rapper who claims he is the rapper's secret son.

Rymir Satterthwaite's mother Wanda reportedly hooked up with the rap mogul in the 1990s, before his career skyrocketed.

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The family are said to be "shocked" that the suit was leaked to the press and "weren't expecting" the attention that has followed since the story was published on Wednesday.

Jay-Z married Beyonce in 2008 and they welcomed their daughter Blue ivy in 2012.

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The suit was filed in a New Jersey civil court in December, but was dismissed due to jurisdiction as Jay-Z lived in Manhattan.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles attend the Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on January 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles attend the Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on January 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Mr Satterthwaite's paternity search began in 2010  after it was determined another man was not the father.

Beyonce and Jay Z with Blue Ivy leave the Annie premiere in New York (Startraks Photo/Rex)
Beyonce and Jay Z with Blue Ivy leave the Annie premiere in New York (Startraks Photo/Rex)

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