Jay-Z’s alleged first son, Rymir Satterthwaite, is taking his paternity battle with the rapper to the Supreme Court, where he hopes to finally get recognition and justice served. Satterthwaite, who has been claiming to be Jay-Z’s son for decades, has been fighting for his rights and identity, and he won’t stop until he wins.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail, Satterthwaite revealed that he wants nothing more from Jay-Z than to see justice served. He also wants the court documents unsealed so he can pursue the case against the rapper successfully. Satterthwaite believes that the law is on his side and that he will win the battle.
“This is not going to be over until justice is served,” Satterthwaite 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. I won’t stop fighting for this until I win. And I will win because the law is on our side.”
The legal battle began when Satterthwaite’s mother, Wanda, claimed that she had sex with Jay-Z in the 1990s when she was going through a rough patch with her high school sweetheart, Robert Graves. Wanda claimed that she’d only had sex with two men in her life, Graves and Jay-Z and that the rapper was the father of her son.
The lawsuit claimed that an attorney the Satterthwaites hired was “best friends and neighbors” with Jay-Z’s lawyer, and they worked together to create procedural problems that led the case to be thrown out. Satterthwaite claimed that he wasn’t looking for a piece of the massive Carter fortune but wanted the rapper to acknowledge him as his son.
Satterthwaite upped his claims again after DNA testing conclusively proved that Robert Graves was not his biological father. Since Wanda had insisted that she’d only had sex with two men in her life, Satterthwaite petitioned Jay-Z’s attorney to submit to DNA testing, but the rapper allegedly never complied with the request.
This refusal began a lengthy legal battle that continues to this day, though it’s unclear if the Supreme Court can compel Jay-Z to submit to genetic testing should Satterthwaite’s request be successful. However, Jay-Z’s attorneys categorically denied Satterthwaite’s claims, stating in a letter to the outlet that “the allegations have been previously reviewed thoroughly by the courts and have been refuted. I am sure that will be the outcome of whatever filings Mr. Satterthwaite may be currently considering.”