Jay-Z has decided to forgo ownership and has decided to instead pursue the world of sports agency. On his newly released album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” he disses MLB agent Scott Boras.
“Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me,” Jay-Z raps on the song “Crown.”
Now in an interview on NYC’s 105.1 FM “The Breakfast Club” Jay-Z said he is a problem for agents.
“Those guys have been sitting around just doing the typical things,” Jay-Z said, via Forbes.com. ”Knock on the same doors. They go to Nike, they do the contract and then they sit back. They don’t do anything else. So they’ve been sitting around for 20-30 years just not doing anything.
“So me coming, that’s a problem for them. Cause now they have to go to work, now they have to wake up, now they have to do things. So they don’t want me around because now they have to do something for these athletes. The bigger goal is for all artists to get their just due. Not to get half-ass agents or people who rob them or people who don’t care about their finances. They’re just taking whatever is going to get them a check.”
”They have that belief that you can only do one thing,” said Jay-Z. “We don’t have that. We are not inflicted with that disease. I can walk and chew gum.”
Jay-Z has also signed Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant. The star had to reassure OKC fans that it wasn’t an indication he was looking to leave the Thunder. He also represents New York Giants Victor Cruz and New York Jets Geno Smith.
“For the most part, I’m going to do more for the athlete than they’re going to do for me, like, at the end of the day,” Jay-Z said, via USA Today. ” But I do this because it’s an extension of the bigger goal. The bigger goal is for all artists to get their just due. Not to get half-assed agents or people who rob them, or people who don’t care about their finances. They don’t even care about them. That’s why those guys go broke in four years.”