Pro Tip: Filing A Paternity Suit Against Jay Z Isn’t Gonna Help Your Fledgling Rap Career

It’s been a rough week for music’s royal couple. Just a day after unphotoshopped pics from Beyonce’s L’Oreal campaign set the internet on fire, Jay Z is facing a paternity suit from a 21-year-old aspiring rapper. Here’s a friendly piece of advice to any young hip-hop MCs just starting out: pissing off Hova probably isn’t the best way to get ahead in the rap game.

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    Monique West’s paternity case against DMX exploded into a defamation lawsuit when he accused her of raping him in his sleep. As he told Sister 2 Sister magazine in a 2006 interview, there was no way that he would consciously sleep with such an ugly woman. “If I did [have sex with her], I would remember. It ain’t like she’s a pretty girl,” the ever-classy MC said. DMX later admitted that he had lied about the rape in an attempt to please his wife, and was ordered to pay Wayne child support, as well as $1.5 million in damages. Which in our mind translates to…

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    In four other cases, he really was the daddy — making the total seven proven offspring for the rapper

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According to TMZ, 21-year-old Rymir Satterthwaite is claiming that his mom and Jay got together in the early ’90s (A.K.A., the Pre-Bey age). The suit alleges that the rap mogul is now intentionally blocking Satterthwaite’s attempts at a paternity test by submitting fraudulent information to the courts. In fact, the family’s accusations first began in 2010, when their efforts to force Jay into a paternity test proved unsuccessful. The case was eventually dismissed by a New Jersey judge and thrown out of court.

Currently, the only evidence Satterthwaite can offer about his rap royalty linage are videos showing off his flow. Somebody get Maury on the phone, quick!

Check the gallery for some of music’s most controversial paternity cases.

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