The birth of Lauryn Hillâ€™s sixth child, while not causing a public stir on par with the birth of Christ, has created quite a rumble of speculation in the blogosphere.
About what? Of course, whether Rohan Marley is or is not the father. (The question of whether L-Boogie and Rohan are still a couple isnâ€™t that important at this point.)
The two have crafted the perfect storm for a gossip-fest through their cryptic Tweets in regards to each otherâ€¦ The fuse lit when Marley tweeted: â€ś2 things, Iâ€™m not married and I donâ€™t have anyone expecting anything.”
Then following Hill giving birth, he sent this congratulatory tweet: â€śI’m forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the love being sent to her RASTAFARI R.M.”
What! Her new son? Whereâ€™s the â€śour?”Â And whatâ€™s up with referring to her as â€śMs. Hill?”Â Oh, the humanity!
But then Hill, maybe in an effort to continue the confusion, responds with her own less-than-forward Tweet, saying: â€śMr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning. To speculate without the facts can only cause people to form WRONG conclusions. We both value privacy and for that reason defend and preserve our right to it. Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us. Thank you for your concern and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son. Until next time, Ms. Hill.â€ť
Again, fodder for the rumor mill. â€śOur 5 children?â€ť â€śMy sonâ€ť and not, again, our son? Is Rohan the daddy or not. Now we all want to know. And we have the perfect place for the world to possibly find outâ€¦ On Maury.
Just imagine the attention such an episode would getâ€”ratings on the level of Michael Jacksonâ€™s funeral.
Picture the TV drama: Lauryn on stage yelling to Maury that she â€śtryinâ€™ ta find da fava of her babyâ€ť and how Rohan has moved on to a Brazilian model and he need to â€śstep up and be a man.â€ť Then comes Rohan, staring into the camera and then yelling: â€śYaâ€™ll ainâ€™t pinning dat baby on meâ€ť along with how Lauryn ainâ€™t his girl no more. The crowd is yelling and screaming until Maury tells us â€śThe Results Are In!â€ť
Lauryn sits pouting with her arms crossed and Rohan, on the other side of the stage, sits leaning forward. Maury extracts the paper from the envelope and says, â€śIn the case of _ month old_______, Rohan, you ARE or (maybe) are NOT the father.”Â We, the public, get our answer and either Lauryn or Rohan gets to do a ghetto-fied victory dance on stage.
If the back and forth about the birth of child number six can play out in public, shouldnâ€™t the test to see who the daddy of Laurynâ€™s baby is go public, too? You tell usâ€¦