At a press conference held in New York on Monday (26th September), Jay-Z revealed, “We named the New Jersey Nets the Brooklyn Nets.”
Jay-Z, who is a part-owner of the franchise, toured the Barclays Center (the home of the Brooklyn Nets) for the first time earlier this morning, and added that he would help put the 18,000 seat arena on the map by performing eight concerts there in September 2012.
“We’re going to open this arena right here with a concert. Maybe one, maybe two, maybe three … I sound like LeBron,” he joked.
Talking about how important the moment was to him, he added, “From the moment the Barclays Center became a reality, I knew this meant something significant for Brooklyn.
“This is where I’m from, I’ll always be Brooklyn, and opening this arena will mean more to me than anywhere else. I also look forward to opening night for the Brooklyn Nets. We’re going to create an atmosphere like only Brooklyn can.”
After the press conference, he chatted with “Good Day New York,” where he talked about becoming a father saying,
“No, I’m not nervous. Everything’s great.”
And as far as the gender of the baby, he revealed that he and Beyonce know but,
“…I’m not gonna say, of course.”
(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a theybf publication)