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Jay-Z

Forget Rap ...

I Work Construction Now

5/5/2012 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jay-Z
is keeping a close eye on his multimillion dollar NBA investment -- showing up to a Brooklyn construction site yesterday to check out the future home of the Nets ... and even trying his hand at some hard labor.

The rapper toured the dirt-filled construction yard on Friday -- known as Barclays Stadium -- to take a gander at where his Brooklyn Nets will earn their stripes ... as in black and white, 'cause the team's colors just changed too. Get over it.

Oh yeah, we also got video of Jay-Z careening around the construction site on a bulldozer -- reaching breakneck speeds of approximately 1 mph. It's pretty hilarious.

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KicksandGiggles    

So glad Jay Z got his kicks playing construction. For the thousands of men and women who bust their azz daily and see the $$ go to pig developers like Trump, it sure as hell no joke or play time for them!!

908 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

It's a freaking photo op. Look at the guys taking pictures of him. JayZ wouldnt be there for any other reason.

908 days ago
3.

Rachel    

Yes, we all know you have money, and are part owner of an NBA team. What a show off!!!

908 days ago
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Bridget    

Am I missing something? I looked at the pics and the vid...and unless clearer pictures come out...how is that a photo op? You can barely tell it's him. And how is looking to see how your investment is going showing off?


The only bad part of this story I saw was that he freaked the construction workers out a bit when he was on the bulldozer.


Eh, ohwell. I guess the overdose of beyonce and jay z stories are making people a little grouchy towards them...understandible.

908 days ago
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Mary Ann    

And it's a health & safety violation to be on a construction site without a hard hat on your head!

908 days ago
6.

Pete    

That's a nice Front End Loader but its no Bulldozer

908 days ago
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Truth    

He never worked a day in his life. Never had his hands dirty. Unless you count selling drugs.

908 days ago
8.

willie1    

Who writes these moronic articles! It's a front loader and yes you need a license to operate them let alone the idiot needs to be wearing a hard hat and safety glasses on a job site. It's a PR stunt for the camera's. These so called celeb's are so far out of touch with reality they can't blow there noses without paying someone else to hold the tissue and calling in a camera crew to video it.

908 days ago
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dollarbuild    

99 problems and the Nets are one of them.

908 days ago
10.

Mr. X    

TMZ: It's Barclays Center.

Just saying!

908 days ago
11.

Elsa    

Got 99 problems... and its about to be a hundred when OSHA finds out about this. ha

908 days ago
12.

Keksi    

I think he hired surrogate to drive that bulldozer.

908 days ago
13.

RobN    

That general contractor just bought himself a load of OSHA violations. No hard hats on the visitors, letting people ride outside the forklift cage. That's going to be an expensive visit.

908 days ago
14.

steve    

That's not a bulldozer

908 days ago
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Truth    

DIDNT THE RAPPER BOY FORMER DRUG DEALER BREAK ANOTHER LAW HERE? DUDE DOESNT EVEN HAVE A LICENSE TO DRIVE ONE OF THOSE THINGS. BITCH GET OFF ALREADY... ALMOST LIKE HIS SWAGGER JACK WIFE BEYAAWWNCE PRETENDING TO BE A "SONGWRITER". #TRUTH!!

908 days ago
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