Rumored Mother Of Jay-Z’s Secret Son Speaks Out

By Allen Starbury  |  04/12/2007

Jay Z and Shanelle Scott -Hip-Hop Weekly

Rumors circulating about Jay-z being unfaithful to his girlfriend Beyonce have circulated for some time now. Most recently, a rumor has been getting around about the rapper conceiving a child with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott.

The unconfirmed reports stated that Jay is said to have paid $1 million to keep his name off the birth certificate, which prompted a response. Although Jay-z's camp have somewhat dismissed the rumors outright, via a statement released to, the people at Hip Hop Weekly (HHW) feel that they are still in the air.

In this week's issue of the weekly publication, they got a one-on-one with the 27-year-old model to get some answers. Although, the interview does not prove anything, it leaves readers wondering.

"In this week's issue, Hip Hop Weekly delivered an exclusive interview with and exclusive photos of Shenelle Scott, former video model from Trinidadian, and her 5-year-old son, Isa Jael, who is rumored to be Jay-z's son," a spokesperson for Hip Hop Weekly told "An anonymous representative for Jay-z released a statement on Friday stating, 'There is not truth to these ridiculous rumors.' The statement appears to deny the rumor that Jay-z paid a million dollars to keep his name off of the birth certificate and never states whether or not Isa Jael is, in fact, Jay-z's son."

Pictures of Jay, 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 -- Malik Sayeed.

In the exclusive interview conducted by HHW, Scott revealed that the Malik Sayeed was not the father although his name appeared on the certificate of birth and when asked about Jay-z being the father, she declined to answer, leaving the question up for debate.

Scott goes on to talk about her relationship with Jay, how they met and how Beyonce should not be threatened by her, even though she still speaks to the rapper.

For the full interview, pick up the latest issue of Hip Hop Weekly on newsstands now.