.067%, 1%, 1/15, one-fifteenth of one percent ..
No matter where or when you decide to have a discussion on Jay-z’s ownership in the Brooklyn Nets, the debate on what percent he actually owns seems to always come up. And you better believe, Jay hears the chatter.
Last night, during his third show at the Barclays, he took a brief moment in between performances to address his ownership critics. He told concertgoers:
We still got a long way to go because everybody wanna diminish your accomplishment. When I look at the paper and I see them talking, ‘Ehh.. he owns one-fifteenth.’ First of all, I don’t know where they get that number from but I’m cool with it. I know it’s not about me, it’s about y’all. What I mean by that is, it’s not personal to me. They know that if you see me standing here that you know it’s possible to achieve great things. Don’t let anybody diminish your accomplishments. It’s our motherf-cking time now.
Aside from the percentage that he does own of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay is still making a lot of dough from his involvement. According to reports, his club 40/40 is located inside of the Barclays, as well as a Rocawear store, a bar that sells his Ace Of Spades champagne, and he co-owns the advertisingagency hired by the Brooklyn Nets.
Now, that’s a lesson in how to make a dollar out of 15 cents.
Watch Jay address his critics below: