Jay-Z is on a roll this month. On the heels of his wife announcing her pregnancy, which would be the couple’s first child, the hip hop mogul announced that the NBA team formerly known as the New Jersey Nets will now be the Brooklyn Nets, once the stadium it’s complete next year:
“We’ve decided that the final name would be the Brooklyn Nets,” said the rapper who grew up only minutes away at the Marcy Houses and later at 560 State Street.
“I’m giddy right now.”
The Center which has seen its share of controversy from local residents who opposed its development will host a wide range of events from NBA games to college basketball to major concerts.
“I’m going to open the building with a couple of concerts… maybe like eight,” said Jay Z.
“This is something for everybody. This will have something in all price ranges. I think it’s going to be the most beautiful arena in the world,” added developer Bruce Rattner. (source)
Watch full announcement below, as well Jay talking about his new baby, his hometown, and other plans for the arena: