Singer Beyonce and boyfriend Jay Z Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has vehemently denied he is the father of a Trinidadian model's 5-year-old son. Recent reports suggest the rapper conceived a child with Shenelle Scott, 26, in 2001 -- three years after meeting on the set of his video "Big Pimpin'." Rumors claimed Jay-Z, real name Shawn Cater, paid Scott $1 million on condition his name was not on the baby's birth certificate. The child was born on January 30, 2002, in Los Angeles. However, the star's spokesperson tells AllHipHop.com, "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." Jay-Z has been dating superstar Beyonce Knowles since 2002.
Labels: BEYONCE KNOWLES, JAMES EDSTROM, JAY Z, RAPPER, SHAWN CARTER