Jay-Z lashes out at critics of his sports agency

Jay-Z is quite serious about being a sports agent

7/11/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5134 respect

Jul. 9, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsJay-Z has been pretty successful in almost everything he has done so far. Whether it's the street pharmaceutical business, making music, or running a music label, he has made lots of money in lots of different ways. He also has his hand in video games, beer, beauty products, and more.

Lately, he has been venturing into the sports agency business, and he has already made a rather large splash.

Not surprisingly, some of the folks who were already in that particular business aren't all that thrilled about him trying to take over their turf.

It seems like Jay-Z doesn't care too much about that, and isn't afraid to let them know.

"Those guys have been sitting around just doing the typical things…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."

Already, he has poached MLB superstar Robinson Cano from Scott Boras, one of the biggest agents in the business.

Not only did he target an elite soon-to-be free agent from one of the best agents in sports, he had the audacity to rap about it on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.

He's reportedly targeting Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes next. Perhaps he's trying to corner the market on elite Cuban outfielders, but these are two rather promising young players who could be international superstars if marketed properly.

No matter what happens, Jay-Z is an entertainer first. If he's good at running a sports agency, he'll make tons of money. If he's not, he could lose just as much. Either way, it WILL be entertaining.
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7/11/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

yeah right..