Has Jay-Z been hiding a child?
According to 24-year-old Rymir Satterthwaite and his family, the Roc Nation artist has been ducking and dodging a paternity test for eight years. Satterthwaite says that he doesn’t want money from his alleged father. Rather he is seeking justice and a fair court process.
“I just want him to finally tell the truth to the world,” Satterthwaite told The Sun.
And speaking of the truth…
And speaking of the truth…
In a new interview with Us Weekly, Damon Dash revelaed that he misses his formely close relationship with fellow hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. For the unitiated, Jay and Dame Dash started the Roc-A-Fella label together (after Jigga couldn’t get a record deal anywhere else). As the label’s sole artist, Jay brought success to the business that went on to sign acts like The Diplomats and Beanie Sigel.
However, the pair fell out after Jay-Z jumped ship to be the CEO of Def Jam and purchased his former label. Now, over a decade later, Dash says he misses the relationship he had with his one-time close associate.
“I do miss the friendship.”
“I do miss the friendship. We were good friends. On a human level, of course we were friends, you miss the friendship,” he told Us Weekly. “It was a camaraderie, we were both fighting for the same thing. There was ideals. I do miss those ideals – being around people that are honest and, you know, will do anything.”
Dash added that he thinks they would have fallen out anyway as they got older. According to Dame, growing apart is just something that older men do.
“[But as] you evolve, men ain’t supposed to be wanting to hang out with other men as they get older,” he said. “They’re supposed to hang out with their girl and their family, so it has to happen regardless. But you still miss high school, you still miss camp, but I don’t want to go back to it.”
Jay Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” photo shoot in 1996 pic.twitter.com/8UzQWF5wLg
— Rap Museum (@RapMuseum) May 29, 2018
While it’s not much better than the line he’s held for years, it’s a step past an interview he gave to BET. In that 2014 interview, Dash said he could sit down and do business with Jay-Z, but there wasn’t a hint of the friendliness that’s found in this new interview.
“Me, Jay and Cam could sit down and do business at anytime. We’re gentleman, it’s about money. Why [wouldn’t we be able to]?” he asked. “‘Cause we’re black? Anytime people have an opinion about each other in our culture, that means we’re going to fight each other on sight. It’s ’cause we’re black? It’s the most racist sh*t in the world… What’s the beef? There’s no beef. You think I’m going to swing on Jay?”
No time for beef
All in all, Dash seems to have no time for beef. He explained to Us Weekly that he’s been busy raising his children and trying to be an example of a good man to his daughters.
“I raised them thinking that men are supposed to do everything for them because that’s the kind of man I want them to have, so I believe the man you are to your daughters is the man that they’re gonna want, the man they’re gonna end up with, so I gotta be a good dad,” he said. “I have no choice. I have to be that dude. I have to be a gentleman at all times cause I want them to only be used to gentleman.”
Jay Z, Scarface, Beanie Sigel & DMX — 2002 pic.twitter.com/Z62AQSuRFw
— DJ First Class™ (@1DJFirstClass) May 28, 2018
If only Jay was as talkative as Dash…
The rapper has not acknowledged or responded to the allegations that he’s a father-of-four rather than three. Regardless, they’re live and slowly gaining more attention.
Satterthwaite’s mom Wanda says her and the hip-hop mogul slept together in ’92. According to the mom — who gave up custody of her son to her mother after she became sick — by the time she learned she was pregnant, Jay’s success had made him hard to get in touch with.