[artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] is known for doing things big, but nothing says baller status like sharing breakfast with two billionaires, which is just what the Jiggaman did Wednesday morning in New York.
The MC and minority owner of the New Jersey Nets noshed on bagels with media mogul/ Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg and the new majority Nets owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, at Gracie Mansion (traditionally the mayor's official residence though Bloomberg doesn't live there). Prokhorov spent the rest of the day on a tour of the city, which included a stop in Jay-Z's native Brooklyn, where the Nets plan to move in two years.
While the Russian tycoon has made his multibillion dollar fortune in the banking and mining industries, Prokhorov clearly has his ear to the streets and revealed his respect for Jigga. According to the New York Daily News, Prokhorov gushed about his fellow Nets owner: "We are soul mates."
And there may be more power breakfasts in store for Hov and Prokhorov as the billionaire added, "I'm looking forward to hanging out with him." While Prokhorov was aware that he and Jay-Z make something of an odd pairing, he insisted the connection between the two moguls is deeper than rap.
"Despite the fact that I am very far from the rap music, we have a lot in common," Prokhorov said, according to the New York Post.
Plus, the two power brokers do have one important thing in common: "I share his passion for Brooklyn," Prokhorov said.
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