Did Jay-Z purposely hold back his own artists so that they didn't become more successful than him? According to a new rumor, that may have been the case. TK Kirkland, a comedian hailing from Compton, recently spoke with The Art of Dialogue. He had quite a bit to say about Jay's alleged behind-the-scenes behavior. Apparently, he was told the information straight from a record executive. TK Kirkland isn't exactly the first source one might think of for insider information. However, he doubles down in the interview, confirming that he "knows everyone."
Kirkland accused Jay of deliberately impeding the commercial success of his Roc-A-Fella artists. Allegedly, he wanted to prevent them from surpassing him in popularity. "Beanie Sigel was the sh*t, n*gga. They would only let Beanie Sigel sell so many records," Kirkland says in the video below. "This came from an executive at Roc-A-Fella... And they would only let Beanie sell so many records, and that was it. They wouldn't push it no more." The comedian went on to say, "You couldn't be bigger than Jay-Z on Jay-Z's label. Interestingly, this is not the only rumor making the rounds about Jay this week.
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Jay-Z's Illegitimate Son
Rymir Satterthwaite is a 30-year-old man who claims to be Jay-Z's illegitimate son. The man has been attempting to obtain a paternity test from the rapper for the past ten years. Despite his efforts, Jay has managed to avoid complying with the request. Unfortunately, Rymir's mother, Wanda, passed away in 2019 due to medical complications. However, Rymir has recently shared a signed affidavit from his mother, which was unsealed, with DailyMail.
The document, dated February 2015, recounts Wanda's claims that she met Jay-Z as a teenager in New York, where they spent a night together at his aunt's apartment in Brooklyn. Though they initially used protection, it failed, resulting in Wanda's pregnancy. Wanda maintained that Jay-Z was Rymir's father until her death, but the rapper's lawyers have denied all of the family's claims throughout their legal battle. What do you think of all of the new rumors about Jay recently? Do you believe any of them or are people using his name for clout? Sound off in the comments!