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Why Nets owner won't rap with Jay Z

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08:58 AM ET 09.15 | Mikhail Prokhorov is a big fan of the deadpan delivery, so it's easy to imagine a straight-faced towering man explaining to DETAILS Magazine why he won't be rapping with Jay Z at the opening of the Barclays Center. "I respect rap greatly but don't consider myself a fan," said the billionaire owner of the Nets, who previously rapped on Russian television while calling himself "a real Russian Eminem." "It was a complete surprise when I was asked to rap. But when I set myself to something, I always achieve great heights. So I don't think it would be fair to rap with Jay. I could cause irreparable damage to his professional career." So Prokhorov won't be kicking any rhymes at Jay Z's concert on Sept. 28, but he is attending next week's ribbon cutting ceremony at the Barclays Center.

New York Daily News

Mikhail Prokhorov, Jay Z, Larry Busacca/Getty Images Mikhail Prokhorov, Jay Z, Larry Busacca/Getty Images
September 15, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Who gives a @#$%^ about who's rapping with who?

September 15, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Jay-Z has completed the 2k13 soundtrack and he should have put the song " Under their radar, over their heads....by Illmaculate.
Instead he just put a bunch of his tracks, Kanye tracks, 1 or 2 classics etc.
SMH!

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September 15, 2012  09:28 AM ET

wow..great story!!! this site is more like TMZ more often than not!!!

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September 15, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

clinton ?he is part of the reason we are in this mess-

Yup. Because Gore ran from any endorsement from Clinton, "W" was elected

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September 15, 2012  10:23 AM ET

Don't 'Lose Yourself', Bro.

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