Jay Z was destined for greatness. While he may have had some naysayers against him in the beginnings of his career, at this point in the game, over two decades later, it's hard to question his legacy and influence.
As recently reported, Hov has made a new lucrative business deal with Live Nation that not only is worth a heck of a lot of money ($200M), but is one that likely will tip the scales and grant him the title of hip-hop's first billionaire.
“Live Nation and I entered unchartered territory in 2008,” Jay Z said in a statement announcing the new chapter of his partnership with the entertainment company. “Over nine years, we have traveled the world producing historic music experiences. Michael Rapino [president and CEO of Live Nation] is an industry visionary, and this renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation. For the next 10 years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape.”
The ever-humble mogul also forgot to mention what this deal means for his own personal brand and net worth, but don't fret, that's what Twitter is for.
Take a look at what Jay Z's fan base is saying regarding this historic milestone for hip-hop below.
Jay Z is about to be raps first Billionaire!— Max Gawenda (@maxgawenda) May 12, 2017
Jay Z really is the GOAT😫😭 pic.twitter.com/bHGKkOo5pN— Versace On The Floor (@Khethi_Khendla) May 12, 2017
Jay Z boutta touch a bill before Diddy. 😭🔥 dude really the GOAT— Jay Trilla🎶🤘🏽 (@Jay_Trilla_) May 11, 2017
Forbes lists Jay Z's net worth at $810 mill as he signs a $200 mill deal w/ Live Nation. The things he's done for the culture are unmatched🐐— AmbassadorOfCA (@AmbassadorOfCA) May 12, 2017
JAY Z is gonna become Hip Hop's first billionaire pic.twitter.com/Z5uuNzu3aj— Beysus † Godga (@BeyLovesGaga) May 12, 2017
Day ruined, Jay Z took most of his music off Spotify. Everyone knows Who Gon Stop Me is my pump up anthem! Jigga, NOBODY WANTS TIDAL! Sorry.— Angeles Romero (@angeles524) May 12, 2017
Apparently Jay Z is worth 500 million dollars. I feel bad. Just imagine how much he would be worth if I didn't illegally download his music— Bob Kostic (@causticbob) May 12, 2017
Jay Z my real life inspiration— SOSA (@PLENTYCASH_WAVY) May 12, 2017
It's hilarious how Birdman used to try to shade Jay Z by bringing up his wealth and they're $700 million apart in wealth. Like, SIR...— Ms. O (@Fabulousity201) May 10, 2017
How is jay z going to be the first hip hop billionaire if dre already did that before anyone?— Stan Abstract (@StanAbstract) May 12, 2017
Jay Z a Billionaire now? I'm next up— Promo 👔💼 (@MCPromo_) May 12, 2017
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