Jay Z Congratulates Toronto Raptors On "Hard Fought Series" Against Brooklyn Nets

Jay Z also references The Notorious B.I.G. in his Twitter message to the Toronto Raptors.

Jay Z, a former owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, sent a message to the team's 2014 first-round playoff rival, the Toronto Raptors yesterday (May 4). 

"Congrats Toronto on a hard fought series. #spreadloveitsthebrooklynway," Jay Z says in a Twitter update, the emcee's first since July 2013. 

The Nets advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs with the team's Game 7 victory of 104-103. 

Jay Z was referenced during Game 1 of the series by Drake, an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. 

“Jay Z is somewhere eating a fondue plate,” Drake said at the time. “It’s our time. We’ve got to keep it competitive. This is an ironic match-up.”

In Game 6, the Brooklyn Nets featured Drake in the team's home arena's big screens. The rapper was filmed as if he were wearing a Nets jersey. 

During this series, the Raptors also gave fans lint rollers inspired by Drake. A lint roller from this event was later sold on eBay for $55,000

Drake and Jay Z have traded barbs throughout this year. During a February Rolling Stone interview, Drake critiqued Jay Z for art references in raps. Jay Z responded to the criticism on Jay Electronica's "We Made It," saying, "Sorry, Mrs. Drizzy, for so much art talk."

RELATED: Drake: "Jay Z Is Somewhere Eating A Fondue Plate"

12 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Brooklyn is making moves.

  • Anonymous

    Drake lost, Hov reigns again. Watch Drake hop back on the Heat's dick.

  • GoReadABook

    It's kind of mind-blowing that only one person in the comments thus far has realized this was Jay clownin Drake for the fondue comment. That's why DX reported it. Y'all complain when they spell it out for you, as in....'Jay-z patronizes Drake after Nets Win', then say it isn't news worthy when they don't.

  • DavidDanielz

    Hahahahahaha! Drake that was a pretty clever fuck you from HOV.

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  • EXPOSED

    Apparently Drake was wearing a pair of women's OVO Jordans while he was sitting courtside at the game yesterday.

  • COCA

    LOOK AT QUEEN B LOOKING ALL FUCKING CUTE AS USUAL...

  • Anonymous

    This has nothing to with Drake, not news worthy at. Y'all are reaching hard af dx smh.

  • Uno

    that's how a boss would do it...like jay z or hate one thing we can agree on is the way he moves is impressive, the man knows when to speak and some how appear the smart one, he rarely responds to rumours or headlines made about but makes a bold move that brushes off anyone who disrespects game, 50,birdman, wayne and drake has fallen victim smh

  • Anonymous

    not news worthy