Jay-Z to Open Nets’ Arena with Concert Series, Speaks on Becoming a Father

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Jay-Z is coming home. The hip-hop impresario and Brooklyn native has announced that he will open the Nets’ new Brooklyn arena with a series of concerts next fall.

The 41-year-old rapper, who is part owner of the team, appeared at a press conference on Monday to reveal the Nets’ official name. “We have decided that the official name for the Nets will be the Brooklyn Nets,” said a proud Jay, who will move the franchise from New Jersey to Brooklyn for the 2012-13 season. “See I’m really giddy right now.”

He will also launch the 18,000-seat Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards with eight shows beginning in late September 2012. “I’m gonna open the building with a couple of concerts—one or two or eight,” he said. Dates have yet to be announced.

During a live interview with “Good Day New York,” the music mogul was also questioned about becoming a dad.

When asked if he was nervous about fatherhood, the well-dressed Jay said, “No, I’m not nervous. Everything’s great,” while shooting down rumors of Beyoncé’s pregnancy cravings.

He admitted that he knows the baby’s gender, but would not share it with the public. “We do, but I’m not gonna say, of course.”

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25 Comments

  1. Dustin

    OMG…
    He finally make it.
    Great!!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Dustin, jay-z “made it” like a decade ago. when he launched the record label Roc-A-Fella. this is just another accomplishment.

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  2. Way2Go

    YEESS!!!! I’m soo proud of him. he def knows how to make money. I aint mad

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  3. Thats real

    @Dustin what a idiot..smh..lmfao “he been made it”

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  4. LeToya Reyna

    Go Jay, He Look Goooood Too!

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  5. bknyhustle

    Yo, I would Pay ANY amount of money for a ticket to that first show.

    Do you know how crazy that shit is gonna be to have Jay perform in a stadium in Brooklyn. On flatbush and Atlantic ave…

    I’m getting goosebumps right now just thinking about that shit. If only Big was here…

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    Will Reply:

    @bknyhustle, I know right

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  6. kingb bish

    JAYYYY!!!!! DAMN YOU LOOKN PRETTY FINE LOL HE’S A BAD MAN HE LOOK GOOD!!!!

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  7. @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA

    wow jay owns a arena lmaooooooooooo your fave could never!!!

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  8. kiko

    Dude said jay finally made it smh wow boy damm u late…. half billi my niggaz

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  9. jason28

    Follow in my foot steps u can’t fail haha get em HOV

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  10. UCHE THA KOKOMASTER

    y did u take it away from new jersey…..must everything be about you jay?….

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  11. CITY

    JAY-Z U BETTA GUARD YA GIRL..CUZ MR. STEAL YO GIRL IS LURKIN BITCH

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    Romeo Reply:

    @CITY, Yo. Bey Would Pop Teeney Trey! Lmao, Hahahahaha And Trey Wack Ma Nigga. Leave Them Be.

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    CITY Reply:

    @Romeo, NIGGA I AINT TALKIN BOUT TREY SONGZ..LOL

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  12. WTT

    Wow that shit ganna be crazy haha concert of the year maybe? lol beyonce kanye cold play nas jadaakiss who else diddy haha it’s brooklyn baby

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  13. mandy

    He has a new album coming out next year to.

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  14. sangria

    He rep BK to the fullest.

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  15. Nae

    So proud to be from Brooklyn right now. I’ve always been proud but this is just monumental. Brooklyn!

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  16. hovi baby

    Wish Biggie was here to :(

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  17. otis

    This is amazing what this guy done in his career.Jigga always come harder and harder every year. 2012 no different to bad the world ganna end. yall better start praying lol

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  18. jimscreechie

    Jay-Z’s story is so unbelievable, crazy where he came from to where he’s at now.

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  19. Hugh

    Jay is so funny

    Would love to meet him one day

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  20. malikMJdope

    The King of HipHop was super fly in that TF suit cant wait for the arena to be done and to join the bandwagon of the new Brooklyn Nets!!

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  21. anonymous

    of course they have jay-z on fox news, one of the only socially acceptable rappers. That’s the same channel that got at nas and common live.

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