*Star magazine recently interviewed a man about the one-time love triangle between his son, his son’s model girlfriend and rap mogul Jay-Z — allegedly.
It has long been rumored that Jay-Z fathered a child nine years ago with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott. But a new twist claims she originally tried to convince her then boyfriend Malik Sayeed that the baby was his – only to have the scheme backfire and result in Scott earning a million dollars in hush money.
Jerald Andrews, the father of Malik Sayeed, now tells Star exclusively that “at the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests. It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s baby.”
A source told Star that while Beyonce was initially livid about the secret son, she’s stood by her husband. The boy reportedly closely resembles Jay-Z, who is said to be paying Shenelle child support.
Malik, whose name was originally listed on the boy’s birth certificate, came to find out about the child’s real paternity, a source told Star.
“Malik threw [Shenelle] a baby shower and bought all this stuff to prepare for the arrival,” the source said. “However, after the baby was born, friends and family told him he needed to get a DNA test. Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay.”
Andrews told Star: “There was a good chance it was his. Maybe two weeks later, he called me and said, ‘Daddy, I got some bad news. [He’s] not my son.’ I said, ‘How do you know, Malik?’ He said, ‘He doesn’t look anything like me!’”
After undergoing a DNA test that showed Jay-Z is the father, Malik kicked Shenelle out of his house, while Jay-Z made arrangements for mother and son to go back to Trinidad, where they now live comfortably on the rapper’s dime.
“Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut,” Jerald tells Star. “My understanding is that he’s paying her child support. Shenelle took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.”
Jerald told Star that Shenelle has told him her current relationship with the rapper “is amicable.”
“She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy],” he 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.”