Jay Z says being an ex drug dealer prepared him to be a sports agent

Jay Z covers the most recent issue of “Vanity Fair” in the interview, Jay connects his drug dealing past to his current role as sports agent:


Jay’s checkered past taught him a few things that he says will come in handy in his new role as a sports agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”

Other things I found interesting from the interview:

Jay doesn’t play his music around the house.

Jay said he had to wine and dine Beyonce and that he turned her from good girl to gangster.

photos via Vanity Fair