Rumor Control: Jay Z is Not 50 Years Old
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Several days ago, Jay Z’s age made headlines after a DJ claimed in a recent interview that the rapper is lying about his age. And according to DJ Troi Torain, Jay is really 50 years old and not 44 as he claims. However, E! News has dug up the rapper’s birth certificate and has proof that the DJ was lying.
E! News reports:
Has Jay Z been lying about his age? That’s what one New York City DJ is claiming about Beyoncé’s hubby. (But we’ve got the real scoop.)
New York Radio host DJ Troi Torain (also known professionally as Star) tried to claim Blue Ivy’s father is 50 years old and not just 44. But, stop the presses, y’all: E! News can confirm that public records show Shawn Corey Carter (yep, that’s his pre-Hova name) was born Dec. 4, 1969. In case you need some help with the math, this makes the king of hip-hop 44 years old—aka his actual age.
For those of you who missed it, DJ Troi Torrain said on Star: Live and Direct recently:
I shouldn’t blow this up, maybe because he doesn’t promote it publicly, but Jay Z and I are the same age. I will be 50 on May 3. He’s 43, 42…that’s just media bullsh*t!