Like he says in "Excuse Me Miss," Jay-Z's club opening on Wednesday was only for the "grown and sexy" as ballas from Hollywood, the music industry and professional sports came out to support Jigga in his latest endeavor.
Jay officially opened his sports bar, dubbed the 40/40 Club, in New York and made it a prerequisite that all those who attended — Beyoncé, Magic Johnson, Michael Rapaport, the Dallas Mavericks' Nick Van Exel and Michael Finley, New Jersey Nets' all-star point guard Jason Kidd, Lil' Kim and members of Roc-A-Fella Records, among them — come wearing their finest. (Click here for photos from Jay-Z's Club.)
"I'm real excited and I'm just here to show support for my man Jay-Z," said this year's probable NBA first draft pick, LeBron James, on the red carpet.
"It's incredible, I'm happy to be here, happy to enjoy this with Jay," Los Angeles Clippers' Lamar Odom said minutes later.
"I've partied with Jay, I've thrown some parties with him, I know it's going to be hot," Magic said before he walked in. "He knows how to do it, he knows how to please the people, he knows what to have inside, it [will be] classy. [I'm expecting] the ultimate party. Beautiful women, good men, all coming together and having good clean fun."
Magic is one of the elite players like Steve Young, Gary Payton, Lawrence Taylor, Mark Messier, Sammy Sosa and Tracy McGrady who have their jerseys hanging on the walls of the club. "Jay is my man and when he asked me, it was an honor for me to have my jersey in his club," McGrady explained.
"[The 40/40 Club] is the most exclusive club in sports," Jay said of the group of baseball players who have hit 40 home runs and stolen 40 bases in a single season. "With other records [in sports] people break them every other year, but this is one where there's only three people that's in this club in the history of baseball: Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco and Alex Rodriguez.
"I just wanted [the club] to be comfortable," he continued. "I wanted it to look like no other sports bar ever. With [other] clubs, people just put them together like they know it's going to get dirty. I wanted to put [the 40/40 Club] together as if it was a living room. If you're just cool and relaxed and you got your grown man or grown woman on, the 40/40 Club is the place for you."
At the 40/40 Club, grown men and women share the same facilities in the unisex bathroom. Some of the other unique features of Hov's haven include a cigar room, a staircase with couches on the steps, hanging chairs and televisions and lounges with pool tables.
So after conquering music and fashion, firmly planting his flag in the alcohol market and now opening a club, what new territory can Jay cover?
"I guess Hollywood, that's my next move," he said. "We'll do a little acting right now. I'm reading a couple things. We'll see how it turns out."