ESPN reports the New Jersey Nets received a $50,000 fine due to Jay-Z’s presence in a University of Kentucky locker room after the men’s team clenched a Final Four birth. Jay-Z is a minority owner of the Nets—his share is reportedly worth 1.5%. As a team owner, minority or otherwise, Jay-Z’s presence violated league rules that prohibit contact with players that still have remaining intercollegiate basketball eligibility.

Kentucky’s men’s team had not been to Final Four in 13 years, and Jay-Z met with the team after their 76-69 victory over North Carolina.

“Even though the circumstances of the visit seemed harmless enough, with Kentucky players clearly more excited about meeting a world-famous rap mogul as opposed to a part-time NBA team executive, Nets officials were expecting a fine based on what happened to Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge in 2007,” explained ESPN’s Marc Stein.

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If any of UK’s players were influenced by the visit prior to declaring for the NBA draft lottery, the Nets don’t have a pick anyway. They traded a pair of first round picks to the Utah Jazz earlier this year to acquire point guard Deron Williams.