Jay-Z sat down with Vanity Fair for an in-depth interview that touched upon a variety of topics, including, of course, his love of Beyonce. However, the mogul has interests beyond the Queen, and that has resulted in a relatively heavy hand in the world of sports in recent years.
He gave up his small ownership share in the Brooklyn Nets in order to dive into the sports agent industry. He has his doubters, of course, but Sean Carter is confident he can succeed.
How? As he explained to the magazine, he is going to lean on his old life as a drug dealer.
Jay’s checkered past taught him a few things that he says will come in handy in his new role as a sports agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”
We’re pretty sure this is a slightly different background than, say, Scott Boras. But hey, whatever gets the job done.