Jay Z Says His Past as a Drug Dealer Will Help Him as an Agent

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffOctober 1, 2013

Jay Z has fully committed to his role as an agent after selling his shares of the Brooklyn Nets, and he believes his past life provides him a unique advantage in the field. 

In a recent interview, he says his role as a drug dealer in his younger years will help with budgeting:

“I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he told the magazine. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life.

At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”

You can check out the full interview in Vanity Fair.


Hat tip to USA Today's FTW for the heads-up.