Rap icon Jay-Z has officially announced he will star in a string of concerts to officially inaugurate the Nets new arena in Brooklyn, NY, next fall. Team New Jersey Nets basketball will also change its name to the Nets in Brooklyn.
Hov, which is a part owner of the franchise's basketball Nets, will conduct eight performances at the Barclays Center, which is only minutes from Marcy housing projects where he grew up. "I'm stunned right now," he told Fox News.
Jay-Z would not reveal if any special guests who will join him on stage, but it is more likely that his wife now pregnant Beyoncé will participate in at least a couple of shows scheduled, if not all. The Barclays Center will be officially opened September 28, 2012, according to developers.
The 18,000-seat arena will be luxury suites designed by Jay-Z and a variety of food and clothing vendors. The soon-to-be father of rap is confident that the new stadium will be the new destination for all tastes and the roots of the home team. "You know what it is, is the deep love," said Jay-Z. "[Notorious BIG] had spread the love of a line" is the way to Brooklyn. It is a deep love we have for our heroes. We walk around with that. "