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“Basically it came from a corny rumor that escalated,” Shanell said in an interview. “First I was dating him, then I was his girlfriend, then we were getting married, then we were settling down and now I’m pregnant. It’s so foolish we’ve haven’t paid it any attention…All the rest of the rumors were kinda funny except that one. When my mother called me like, ‘Um?,’ [I was] like, ‘No! Are you serious?’ I don’t care about the rumors, but I just want people to know that I’m not pregnant. I’ve got an album coming out, I’m a dancer, I’m in shape and children are not anywhere in my future.” (MTV)

Wayne, resorting to a UStream recording, has also denied the pregnancy reports.

“Let me clear up this rumor, man. Shanell is not pregnant from me,” Wayne explained via UStream over the weekend. “Shanell isn’t even pregnant! Period. Clear that up right now, man. Everybody talking about Shanell pregnant by — No, she not even pregnant. Period.” (UStream)

In addition to having a baby by reality star Antonia “Toya” Carter and singer Nivea, Wayne recently had a child with actress Lauren London.

In an exclusive statement to, Actress Lauren London confirmed the birth of her baby boy on Wednesday (September 9). According to Lauren London’s publicist, Jocelyn R. Coleman of Favor PR, “Lauren London and Dwayne Carter welcomed their healthy baby boy into the world on 09-09-09. Everyone is happy and well.” (Hip Hollywood)

Aside from being a member of Young Money, Shanell helped Wayne pen his experimental rock album, Rebirth.

“On the Rebirth album, a few of the tracks I worked on were one, ‘Prom Queen,'” Shanell revealed in an interview. “‘I’m So Over You,’ which is on the bonus edition. A song called ‘Runnin” and ‘American Star.’ I really really like ‘Runnin” and how that song came about, I actuallyw was, I’d just jumped in the booth and started singing and screaming and Wayne actually liked it and said, ‘Let me put a verse on it.’ It was gonna be something I was probably gonna keep myself but it works out kinda the way he put it together.” (Rap-Up)