Jay Z Roc Nation Sports Accused of Bad Deals

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“Scott Boras you over baby!/ Robinson Cano you coming with me/ These (present day agent) n—as is like rotary phones/ It’s a new day, hit up KD!”

Jay Z warned his fellow sports agents that he was coming for his piece of the pie in his song, which may put into perspective why his fellow sports agents seem to be so mad at him.

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Forbes magazine published an excerpt of a recent Marquette Sports Law review called of all things,Jay Z Has 99 Problems, And Being A Sports Agent May Be One. In the review, some of Jay Z’s contemporaries in the sports agency world express some issues with the rapper and mogul.

Among the accusations levied against Jay are claims that he poaches athletes from other agencies despite said athletes being under contract, and that he interferes with contractual relationship

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Source: Rolling Out|Madd Sports Live

 

Broncos Lose But Bruno Wins Big

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Bruno Mars rocked the Super Bowl Half Time Game this year (2014). He was joined by the rock legendary Rockers the Red Hot Chili Pepper. Bruno Mars delivered a start-to-finish impressive, entertaining, and fun Super Bowl performance. Bruno Mars performance was one of the most watched Super Bowls in history.

Bruno Mars wasn’t paid for his efforts–as is the custom at the year’s biggest entertainment event, unlike the Broncos and the Sea Hawks.

Forbes reports:

No appearance fee,” confirms NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy. “Same as always.”

For the Super Bowl’s halftime acts, payment comes in the form of exposure–and in the case of Bruno Mars, the dividends should be both considerable and long-lasting. The 28-year-old Hawaiian wowed the audience at MetLife MET -4.62% Stadium and more than 100 million at home with a set that included a dazzling drum solo and a few gravity-defying dance moves in addition to his singing.

“The halftime performance at the Super Bowl is the single most important live appearance an artist can make,” says Gary Bongiovanni, president and editor-in-chief of concert data outfit Pollstar. “And with the pressure on, Bruno Mars crushed it. I would not be surprised if he more than doubled his number of fans overnight.”

Like the legendary acts who’ve played the halftime show before him, he’ll undoubtedly see a bump in record sales–Beyoncé’s album 4 got a 59% boost from her performance in New Orleans last year, while Madonna’s back catalog surged 410% in the wake of her halftime show the year before.

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