Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng has become the first footballer and European athlete to join Jay Z’s label ‘Roc Nation Sports’. The 26-year-old celebrated signing the deal at Jay Z’s sports bar the ’40/40 club’ in Brooklyn before continuing the party at the rap star’s private villa.
‘I took my sister and my best friend,’ ‘It was a great day with Jay Z. We could ask him anything. ‘We mostly talked about music and football. Jay Z knows about football and has watched numerous games.‘America is a big market. With Jay-Z and Roc Nation I have a lot, we want to try what is possible, ’ Boateng told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
Boateng joins a growing list of other sports stars to sign for Jay Z’s label, including boxers Andre Ward and Miguel Cotto, baseball player Erick Aybar and NBA player James Young and women’s basketball star Skylar Diggins.
Boateng has played for Bayern Munich since 2011 after joining from Manchester City, winning three Bundesliga titles, two German cups and the Champions League during his time with the club.