New York – Rap superstar Jay-Z shocked the world last night by bringing out his 12-year old son, Lil Mama, to join him on stage during his closing performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
During the end of his performance of “Empire State of Mind”, Jay-Z’s son jumped on stage and mimicked his Dad and uncle, Alicia Keys, as they posed in a cocky, pouting-type of posture known as “the b-boy stance.” The stance- created by three young men from Queens known as Run DMC – is used in a condescending manner by break dancers and New York rap artists during the 80’s. Many say the stance was Jay’s way of saying “This is my a son!and what?!”
The move has confirmed years of speculation that Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) has an illegitimate child he has been keeping under wraps and quietly raising for the past decade. Clad in high-end Baby Gap jeans, Children’s World halter top and a copious amount of lip gloss, Lil Mama was seen by many in the crowd popping out of Pop singer Lady Gaga’s Bird Nest outfit.
“Lil mama is the bird that flew outta Lady Gaga’s nest on her face!!” tweeted Brooklyn rapper and Jay-Z buddy, Fabolous. The sudden display of family bonding prompted Fabolous (real name Loso) to further tweet: “Lil mama is like the dude that parachutes down on the field during a game!”
Known as a judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Lil Mama has made attempts at a respectable career in rap music, but has fallen short due what some say are his awkward female features; prompting many to believe that Lil Mama may actually be a female. While no confirmation has been made, a nation of millions did see the similarities in the father and son tandem, from the light shade of brown skin down to the facial features which many felt were eerily similar to those of his father.
No word on yet on whether Mama and his father will be collaborating on music for his upcoming Blueprint 4 project.