Jay-Z disses Scott Boras in his new song "Crown," calling the uber-sports agent "over" and bragging about pilfering one of his biggest clients.
The Grammy-winning rapper, who now represents MLB and NBA players as an agent, recently signed New York Yankees all-star Robinson Cano.
Until recently, Cano was repped by Bora$, perhaps the biggest and most successful agent in the biz. So it was without a doubt quite a coup for Jay-Z.
In the song from his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay name-checks both, rapping “Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me.”
Asked if he had a reply to Jay-Z's "Crown" lyrics, Boras told ESPN:
“Baseball has given us everything we have, so we give baseball everything we have, all the time."
"We believe that this is the best thing we can do for fans, players and owners, to help the players with their total commitment."
"We don’t represent basketball players or football players. We watch, observe and listen to the game. We help the players who play it with a singular purpose, and that is baseball.”
“We have a marketing company, but opportunities don’t avail themselves unless players become stars. That’s our philosophy.”
Enlightening, Scott. And so noble, your dedication to the game.
Then again, maybe we shouldn't have expected a different response. It's not like he's gonna spit game and start an epic rap battle with the King.
How awesome would it be if he tried, though?
In any case, Jay is quickly making a name for himself in the sports management game, having enlisted a small but strong group of clients very quickly.
Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports also represents Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, N.Y. Jets rookie Geno Smith and the Tulsa Shock's Skylar Diggins.