Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album was released this week, and the rap star talks about stealing New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano from superagent Scott Boras in the song “CROWN,” as pointed out by FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager.
“Scott Boras, you over, baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me,” he says in the song.
Jay-Z also mentions Kevin Durant in another song, referring to the Oklahoma City Thunder star as “KD.”
Cano, who will be a free agent after the season, signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in April. The hip-hop mogul has also added women’s basketball player Skylar Diggins and NFL player Victor Cruz in addition to Durant and Cano.
Boras seems unfazed by the dis.
“What I’ve learned through my time in the business is that you can’t worry about external factors,” Boras said Wednesday, per ESPN New York. “You just have to focus on being the best you can be.”
Boras will attract top MLB players as clients for years to come, but you can’t tell me that he isn’t at least slightly worried about some athletes signing with Jay-Z. When top guys like Cano and Durant are signing with Roc Nation, you’re forced to take notice.