Jay-Z plans new career move as a sports agent
Rap maestro Jay-Z’s plans for an additional career move have been revealed by the Major League Baseball Player’s Association, who received an application from the ‘Hard Knock Life’ star to become a certified baseball agent yesterday (April 12).
This marks an escalation of Jay-Z’s increasing moves into the industry, with the music mogul having also formed sports management company Roc Nation Sports earlier this month.
In partnership with the Creative Artists Agency, the first feather in Roc Nation Sports’ cap is the signing of New York Yankee Slugger Robinson Canó, who is a four time MLB all-star.
However, Jay-Z will have to sell his minority share in New York basketball team the Brooklyn Nets due to league legislation concerning a conflict of interests. The rap star, despite being the team’s celebrity figurehead, is only estimated to own Nets shares of $800,000.
According to Jay-Z, increasing his sports portfolio is an obvious next step:
"Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years.”
Watch Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé perform ‘Forever Young’ live, below:
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