JAY-Z has been approached by a young man who claims to be his firstborn son and is seeking official acknowledgement. Despite being a father to three children with his wife, Beyoncé, JAY-Z now faces the possibility of acknowledging another child.
Rymir Satterthwaite, who has been claiming to be Hova’s son for decades, has taken his case to the Supreme Court.
On Monday (May 8), The Daily Mail featured an interview with a New Jersey native who claims he wants nothing more from the “Dirt Off Your Shoulders” rapper than to see what he called “justice served.” Satterthwaite also claimed that part of his demand includes unsealing the court documents so he can pursue the case against JAY-Z successfully.
“This is not going to be over until justice is served,” he told the outlet. “I just want to live my life and, when it is all said and done, I hope that JAY-Z would want to be a part of my life, if that is God’s will.”
He added: “I won’t stop fighting for this until I win. And I will win because the law is on our side.”
The battle first began when Satterthewaite’s mother, Wanda, originally asserted that she had sexual relations with Hova in the 1990s, when she was going through a difficult time with her high school lover. At the time, Wanda said that Jay-Z’s legal team had “disrespected” her despite the fact that she had been battling him since at least 2012, according to her.
Additionally, the lawsuit at the time said that the Satterthwaites’ hired lawyer was “best friends and neighbors” with Jay’s attorney and that the two of them collaborated to create procedural issues that led the case to be dismissed.
Even back then, Satterthwaite stated that his goal was not to acquire a share of the enormous Carter wealth, but rather for the rapper to acknowledge him as his son.
“This never about money for me,” Satterthwaite said at the time. “My whole thing was just to see who my father was and honestly I get my own money. I work two jobs, I take care of my own business.”
Satterthwaite strengthened his claims after DNA testing conclusively proved that Robert Graves, his mother’s high school lover, was not his biological father.
Satterthwaite requested JAY-Z’s lawyer to have Hova submit to DNA testing because Wanda, who has now died away, stated that she had only ever had sexual relations with two men (Graves and JAY-Z), but Hova apparently never agreed with the request.
This denial sparked a lengthy legal battle that is still going on today, however it’s not clear if, should Satterthwaite’s request be granted, the Supreme Court may order JAY-Z to submit to DNA testing.
Satterthwaite’s allegations, however, were explicitly denied by JAY-Z’s legal team. “The allegations have been previously reviewed thoroughly by the courts and have been refuted,” they stated in a letter to the outlet. “I am sure that will be the outcome of whatever filings Mr. Satterthwaite may be currently considering.”