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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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16.

Ginger    

So #1, if Trump is footing the bill for this, why shouldn't he make money off of it. A lot of people just don't get that it's the people with money who create jobs! They're the only ones who can afford to pay us to work. Poor people and the government sure can't.

850 days ago
17.

mousetrap    

Almost all guys like big mechanical things like big trucks and construction monsters and jive like that. It doesn't matter how rich or poor you are. It is something in their genes. Even if they are gay.

850 days ago
18.

terrell m    

why are you people so mad. so the man went to check on his investment.. so what!!! i wonder if all the hate people spew on here is just self hatred when they look at their own lives..

850 days ago
19.

PathFinder    

One of these days, maybe Harvey can hire an educated crew. That is not a bulldozer, it's a front end loader.

850 days ago
20.

Smarg    

The [bleep] needs his ass beat.

850 days ago
21.

ChunkyLightning    

I love how people use the term "Owner" for guys like Jay Z and Magic who OWN ALMOST NOTHING!!! Jay Z got a great deal for his million dollars invested a 1.5% share of the team. They are figureheads who smile and shake hands for the right to buy an undervalued piece of the team guarenteeing them a profit when they buy it. Hell tons of people with money in the stock market own almost NO part of companies!!! NO ONE CALLS THEM OWNERS BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE STUPID

850 days ago
22.

Duane    

that is NOT a bulldozer! Its a front end loader

850 days ago
23.

agold    

Hilarious. Now the GC on the job is going to get fined and possibly lose his license. It is against the law to allow someone on a construction zone like that without a hard hat. So, Jay-Z gets some silly PR stunt out of the way, and the guy heading up the construction loses his job for it. Yay for the home team. Idiots.

850 days ago
24.

Renee    

I LOVE HIM...
and Everything he is a part Off
#BOSSMan

850 days ago
25.

Dean    

Jay-Z might work construction, TMZ however does not. That rig isn't a bulldozer.

850 days ago
26.

Duke Steele    

What would OSHA think about him on a site with no hard hat, probably no steel toe shoes , and hes riding a moving piece of heavy equipment. The contractor should know better too. Will JayZ be paying his fines too?

850 days ago
27.

Jordan    

It looks like JayZ boss Kayne put his Bi-tch to work.

850 days ago
28.

ohreally    

I love the subtle numerology you placed in this article. Master Builder? That is the 22 in numerology. Masons are very perceptive of these type of things.

I'm guessing Jay Z is now a 22nd Mason? Good job.

850 days ago
29.

Kubwayo jean Robert    

jayz me i need job to your new company for constracting then big up jah bless you in your projct Thx.

849 days ago
30.

Laurel    

How come jay z is on a construction site without safety helmets and steel toe boots? Hopefully no safety inspector is looking at this video. This is a definite safety violation.

849 days ago
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