Jay-Z Is Officially a Licensed Sports Agent

Jay-Z Is Officially a Licensed Sports Agent

Hov cleared to rep players in the NBA and MLB.

Published June 20, 2013

Jay-Z wasn't kidding when he tweeted about making "new rules," turns out the proclamation applies to every facet of his career.

In less than six months, Sean Carter has transitioned from minority owner in an NBA team to official sports agent. Roc Nation Sports president Juan Perez confirmed to ESPN.com that Hov has indeed earned his certification to work as an agent for athletes in the NBA.

Additionally, a rep for the MLB Players Association confirmed Jay is cleared to rep baseball players.

What's unknown is when the 43-year-old will be able to start working with athletes. As of Wednesday (Jun. 19) he had yet to unload his less than one percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets, a necessary move since NBA agents are not allowed to have ownerships in teams.

The first NBA baller expected to land on the Roc Nation list is Oklahoma Thunder's Kevin Durant. The Olympian hasn't confirmed or denied his alliance with Jay, but reportedly informed agent Rob Pelinka that he was moving on.

Like many of Jay's business deals, Roc Nation Sports is already staking claim as a viable competitor in its field. The brand new company, which is a collaboration with the powerhouse Creative Arts Agency, counts WNBA star Skylar Diggins and Yankees player Robinson Cano among its clients.

Roc Nation Sports is rumored to be acquiring athletes in soccer as well.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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