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How Jay-Z Is Expanding His Roc Nation Empire

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And the empire that Hov built continues to grow.

On Tuesday, the launch of Roc Nation Sports was announced. Jay-Z, who is close friends with athletes like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, is expanding his management business by launching a sports management company. The move seems like a natural fit for an entrepreneur that also owns a portion of NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, and was instrumental in bringing them to his native borough.

“It was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Jay says of his latest business venture.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will be the company’s first client. “At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field,” Cano explains.

“I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short and long term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing my distractions for me and my teammates.”

Jay also heads up Roc Nation, which manages artists like Wale, Shakira, Rihanna and Solange.

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Who’s Really Delusional? Charlamagne Can’t Quite Comprehend Amara La Negra’s Colorism Issues

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This is uncomfortable to watch.

Love & Hip Hop Miami star Amara La Negra stopped by The Breakfast Club for a chat about her life, career and experience with colorism. Unfortunately, the interview started of awkwardly when Charlamagne’s first questions was, “What are you?” You see, for whatever reason, the radio host was confused about La Negra’s Afro-Latina heritage. And while there’s nothing wrong with an honesty inquiry, it was the way he asked the question that was off-putting. But, it didn’t stop there.

Charlamange, along to co-host, DJ Envy, repeatedly asked the reality star what was her “struggle”, ignorantly assuming that colorism isn’t a thing anymore because of all the advancements in the entertainment industry that have occurred. Yet, and still, you don’t see artist of Amara’s hue celebrated on any Latina platform such as Univision or Telemundo. The host, with the exception of Angela Yee, then proceeded to deduce Amara’s issue to being a problem that’s “all in (her) head”, even referencing the success of Cardi B. as evidence of La Negra’s delusion. You have to watch this to believe it…

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