Jay Z Is the Director of Barclay’s Center
Daniel Edward Rosen June 13, 2012, 6:01 p.m.
Basketball owner and rap mogul Jay-Z can claim another title to his rap-and-business resume: Director of a basketball arena.
Jay-Z, a.k.a “Shawn Carter,” is listed under his real name as the director for the Brooklyn Arena LLC, the company behind Barclay’s Center, as was first reported by Norman Oder’s Atlantic Yards Report blog.
The hip hopper’s new title was discovered on liquor license application papers filed by Forest City Ratner Cos.
Arena officials are currently applying for extended drinking hours for the Barclay Center’s luxury suites — by as late as 2 a.m. That plan is still pending approval by the State Liquor Authority.