5 New Details About Rymir Satterthwaite, Jay-Z's Alleged 24-Year-Old Son

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We all know Jay-Z to be a father of 3, right? His children, which he shares with Beyoncé, are Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi Carter. However, a 24-year-old man named Rymir Satterthwaite also claims to be Jay-Z's son.

Rymir, a Philadelphia native, and his mother Wanda Satterthwaite are claiming that Jay-Z is the father, though Jay-Z, whose lawyers have called these allegations "ridiculous rumors," has never spoken publicly on the issue.

Speaking with The Sun, Rymir has promised that his search for the truth behind Jay-Z's reported paternity has nothing to do with the money or the fame. Instead, he insists he only wants justice and a fair process in court. He believes the case has been getting dismissed because he isn't as wealthy as the hip-hop mogul.

Is Rymir Satterthwaite Jay-Z's son? Here's everything you need to know about the paternity case.


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1. Rymir's mother claims she hooked up with Jay-Z in 1992. 


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According to The Sun, Rymir's mother Wanda met Jay-Z in 1992 in Philadelphia. From there, they proceeded to hook up at his Aunt's project apartment building in Brooklyn, NY. Wanda claimed that she and Jay-Z used protection, which apparently because she ended up pregnant. Wanda said she saw him once a couple weeks after that, but then never heard from him again.

2. Rymir's family first tired contacting Jay-Z in 2009.

His family reportedly reached out to the rapper "in love" in a letter. The Sun reported that Jay-Z's in-house lawyer allegedly got back to them to resolve the issue privately. Wanda and the in-house lawyer allegedly spoke about Rymir's music career but nothing proceeded from there because "he had to finish his education," Wanda told The Sun. Things reportedly took a turn when "different lawyers got involved and their attitude completely changed" after they found out about Rymir's mother's age, according to his legal guardian Lillian.


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3. Jay-Z has refused to take a paternity test. 

According to The Sun, another man was originally named as Rymir's father on his birth certificate, but was "legally removed in 2011 after a DNA test proved he was not the father." Wanda and Rymir claim that there has since made a legal request for Jay-Z's DNA which "was not processed due to procedural problems."

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Wanda and Rymir feel that the legal system is mistreating them because of their low economic status. “Honestly I believe anybody else in this world would have had to take the test,” Rymir told The Sun. “Whenever you have people with lots of money against ordinary people it's going to be a fight — but I believe the system was more on his side than on my mine and I didn't get a fair due process in court."

4. Rymir has been accused of lying in order to help his music career.

Big stars like Jay-Z are easy targets when it comes to bogus claims from people looking to make a quick buck or a name for themselves — or both. However, Rymir stands his ground when insisting that it's not either for him. "Everybody’s looking at me and saying ‘he's chasing Jay-Z, he wants money, he’s trying to get his 15 minutes of fame’," he explained to The Sun. “This never about money for me," but the truth.

5. The case will be ready for trial in December 2018.

As reported by Radar Online, after all of the back and forth that has been going on for years, it's expected that Rymir's "case will be ready for trial" by the end of 2018. The Family Civil Liberties Union (FCLU) spokesperson Sharon McClain told Radar that men like Rymir have been let down by the judicial system and justice must be served. "Just imagine, a young boy like Jay-Z growing without his father, and the effects it can have on the community and one’s self-image," McClain said. “We will continue to help Rymir and young men like him who may have had unjust and unwarranted actions towards them by our legal system and we will not stop until justice is served.”

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Shavella is an MFA student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing. She enjoys blogging, reading, volunteering, and working on her novel.