Jay-Z is apparently involved in a legal battle concerning his alleged fathering of a love child over twenty years ago. According to the National Enquirer, leaked court documents suggest that Rymir Satterthwaite, a 21 year old aspiring rapper from New Jersey, filed a request for Hova to undertake a paternity test to prove or disprove that he is his father.

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, successfully fought against this suit five years ago, but in December 2014 a paralegal named Lillie Coley, believed to be Satterthwaite’s legal guardian, filed evidence that the rapper had submitted false information to the court to get out of taking the test.

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Jay-Z appears to be embroiled in a paternity lawsuit dating back several years

The original 2010 paternity test request was struck out because of a lack of jurisdiction – as Jay-Z lived in New York, not New Jersey – but the new documents claim that he actually owns three houses there.

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Rymir Satterthwaite claims that his mother Wanda used to hook up with the then up-and-coming star back in the early ‘90s. Obviously, this is all a very long time before he met Beyonce, who has been his wife of over seven years and with whom he has 3 year old daughter Blue Ivy.

However, questions are lingering about why it took Wanda such a long time to name Carter as the father of her child. Another man, Robert Graves, was found not to be the boy’s father in a DNA test years before, though he nevertheless paid child support.

Coley expressed shock that the details of the suit, which now stretches back half a decade, have been made public. She told the New York Daily News on Thursday: “Right now I can't talk to you about it. We plan to talk to the public soon.”

Absolutely sensational stuff – if any of it’s true. No doubt we’ll all be finding out more in the coming days.

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