According to USA Today reports, Jay-Z has started the process of becoming a baseball agent. Roc Nation Sports has already partnered with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Sports in order to represent New York Yankees player Robinson Cano.
It seems Jay-Z is also selling his share of the Brooklyn Nets because of issues that may arise if he were to become certified with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Yahoo! Sports reported this earlier in the month.
Jay-Z also discussed this in his “Open Letter,” a song he recently leaked. His verse denied that this was going on.
“Would’ve brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free,” he rhymes on the track. “Except I made millions off of you fucking dweebs. I still own the building. I’m still keeping my seats. Y’all buy that bullshit, y’all better keep y’all receipts.”
Jay-Z reportedly owns less than one percent of the Nets. However, he has been an important public figure for the team.