Rapper Jay Z's amateurish foray into the world of professional sports management almost cost his client, Robinson Cano, a deal with the Seattle Mariners, NJ.com reports.
The NY Yankees second baseman signed a 10-year deal with the Mariners worth $240 million, ending his employment with the Yankees. But talks between the star and his new team broke down late Thursday when Jay Z showed up making absurd demands for a 10th year at $255 million, according to the NY Daily News.
The Mariners thought they had a done deal with a very generous offer of 9 years, $225 mil, But Jay Z's ridiculous demands so enraged the Seattle brass that they stomped out of the meeting.
Cooler heads soon prevailed and the deal was done. This is what happens when an amateur (Jay Z) is given too much power.
From NJ.com reports:
According to the report, Cano basically had a nine-year, $225-million offer — all he had to do was agree. Then Young Hov showed up, demanded a 10th year and $252 million, and enraged Seattle officials so much that they walked out.
Maybe we'll hear about the whole situation from Jay Z himself on day. Maybe even in a rap. But, after checking out these lyrics, you'll hope he avoids the subject in his songs.
"Shout out to World Wide Wes. Everywhere we go we leave a worldwide mess." -- Drake F/ Jay Z "Pound Cake"
World Wide Wes works with CAA, the agency Jay has partnered with. He has a ton of connections throughout professional sports. So, a mess, huh? Isn't this looking a bit prophetic? Robinson, your thoughts?
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