By Chad Bullock
Admit it: It would be a little unusual to see all six-and-a-half feet of Jay-Z with his legs behind his ear. But according to the chart-topping Brooklyn rapper, we may see that sooner rather than later. The hip-hop mogul recently stated that Coldplay frontman (and collaborator and friend) Chris Martin has accelerated his interest in practicing yoga. "Chris hasn't tried to get me to do yoga yet but I am close to doing it," Hova said. "I'm envious of what he can do on stage. Watching him is amazing, he can really move. I want to be able to move like that, get my leg behind my ear, things like that."
Jay-Z never fails to let us know why he is considered one of the best in the game. He has kicked out 11 #1 studio albums (beating Elvis' record), put a huge ring on the hottest chick in the game's finger and now he might try to conquer the yoga game. Maybe he wants to loosen up for a dance-off with Beyoncé? Maybe he wants spice things up at home? Whatever the case, he is not the only rapper to pick up yoga.
Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons is a strong advocate for yoga in hip-hop. "It affects what everybody raps about," he has said. Simmons added that Diddy has also attended his yoga classes. "It's not full of rappers yet, but we're hopeful." Perhaps Simmons can soon add Jay-Z to the guest list.
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