Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Puma Botches Jay Z Announcement


Earlier today it was reported that rapper Jay Z had been named the president of Puma Basketball.

Not so fast...

From ESPN
A Puma spokesperson told ESPN Monday afternoon that Jay-Z's title would be president, but later clarified his title.
"I can confirm that according to his deal with Puma, Jay-Z's official designation is Creative Director," Adam Petrick, global director of marketing and brand for Puma, told ESPN. "I referred to him (earlier) today by an informal designation."

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought President was a bit much....Now Creative Director makes better sense...

Anonymous said...

"creative director" so basically he's gonna go around stealing other peoples designs and ideas like his retarded butt buddy and his short bus wife.

Anonymous said...

people on here hating on jay z's title, when they barely have a title at work. smh.

Anonymous said...

This dude is so goddamn UGLY! SHIT!!!!

I don't care what money he has! If he tried to talk to me, I would just ask this ugly ass, cheating, narcissistic psychopath to deposit some money in my Paypal and RUN THE FUCK OUTTA THERE! No amount of money in the world would make me fuck this nigga!

Anonymous said...

@12:23

I'm a graduate student. I rather have this title than have the title of a rich but cheating, lying, ugly, misogynist, devil worshipping, former drug dealer, industry pimp who treats his wife like shit and steps on the backs of his friends to make it.

Chrissy Snow said...

Congratulations 12:28.
SMH@ the person so quick to insult honest working folks in defense of all people, Jay Z.

I Can't said...

I don't see how this is gonna work. I thought Jay was the owner of RocNation sports. The job description for Puma states, "His job will see him pick and choose which athletes the company works with and assist in the brand’s overall creative direction". Isn't that job description some type of violation of sports agency's owner rules. This job will give Jay's RocNation Sports basketball signers an unfair advantage or no advantage. Will any basketball players signed to RocNation be excluded from Puma deals due to Jay's affiliation with Puma? This announcement just leads to more questions like why would Puma choose Jay knowing of his RocNation Sports affiliation which could cause conflicts of interest, the ongoing lawsuit involving Jay being sued for illegally putting the RocNation logo on official Major League Baseball apparel (Jay sold the Roc logo/trademark years ago to Iconix) and don't forget the countless Tidal lawsuits/falsifying streaming numbers. Currently, Jay is a liability.

Just an observation said...

Why people with ebt mentality go so hard for this Benedict Arnold is the most crazy shit ever. Him and his wanna be illiterate running up behind a man ass should be on shows like 'Fatal Attraction', 'For My Man'. She will lose her soul to save his and he doesn't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

Okay...I'll try to say this as kind and respectable as possible.

With Jay having such a unique looking face, he takes mean mugging to a whole other level.

Indi_flo said...

^^oooo say it!!

Anonymous said...

Owner of Rocafella, president of Def Jam, Agent of Rocasports, Owner of the Brooklyn Nets.

Sounds lile the nigga can't hold a job

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jay-Z, I'd rather see him be the face than a David Bekham!

Anonymous said...

12:14- LOLOLOLOL.

Anonymous said...

He's not ugly...just extra average, LOL. Anyway, he seems to have his paws in a lot of pots. The sports thing. Prince's catalog. Below average songs (but I did like his pre-1998 work). His wife was functioning just fine without his input.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Classic mean mugging right there. I do find mean mugging quite sexy.

I Can't said...

@3:50pm he may not have Prince's catalogue for long. Today, TMZ reported that Prince's heirs/estate want to roll back the streaming deal they made with Tidal and the new Prince album that Jay is suppose to produce for Prince.

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

Let's just all agree that Jay ain't cute.

Anonymous said...

A lot of fancy titles but the ownership stakes are always super-small or non-existent. They use him to draw in gullible people who still want to spend money on sneakers and BS.

They want to draw in Black people to a failing brand as an attempt to make it hot again.

Don't fall for it. Buy Soap , canned goods, and items you can barter before the tariffs begin July 1st.

Anonymous said...

@12:51 "His job will see him pick and choose which athletes the company works with and assist in the brand’s overall creative direction"


ORRRRRRRR!!!!!,

Maybe, Puma will take the Roc Nation's athletes and buy out their contract. Possibly "stealing" the athletes leaving Jay blindsighted.

Taking Roc Nation Sports away from him. (Maybe)

Chile!!

✿✿Dotty✿✿ said...

I think that this might actually workout for him. Unlike others who outright take ideas and create nothing new.

Anonymous said...

on and by the way...

FUN FACT: Both ADIDAS and PUMA company were founded by feuding german nazi brothers Adolf "Adi" Dassler and Rudolph Dassler, ya know.. just in case you were in need of a sip of boiling tea...

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/mgz97b/the-nazi-sibling-rivalry-that-divided-a-town-and-created-modern-sportswear


Just an observation said...

Prince's family is trying to get his music removed from Tidal since they lied about their cd sales. Their being accused of fraud and don't want Prince legacy and music affiliated with Tidal. They want to release Prince next cd only on Tidal next year. Again, doing the most to profit off of other people's hard work.
I know if dumb dumb's alleged popular cd from years ago is just now platinum, they lie about everything else. Good for the Nelson's.

Anonymous said...

12:28 PM you are not lying. he was pimping women out to Weinstein. they worked on the trayvon movie. he has tainted that child's legacy and beyonce's too.

Anonymous said...

Yall Hate J! He should be more respected for his contributions!! Just an ugly so and so...His own ppl!! Imagine what we do to young men considered nobodies!!!??? I fucks with him over puff migos usher playboi cardi future and the rest of these punks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning all.

12:24 What has J done for you. He hasn't stopped gentrification from emerging in our neighborhoods. He hasn't provided treatments for those suffering from cancerous diseases. He hasn't stopped the mainstream media from pushing negative stereotypes amongst black women.

Until he does all that, he shouldn't be upheld to a certain threshold just because of who he is.

Anonymous said...

What contributions, yes he keeps the prison pipeline lubrucated


He’s their boy and the hoods boy, what more do they want

Anonymous said...

i'm sure this no coincidence since RiRi's Fenty brand has been doing really well.

Both are RocNation and therefore Live Nation employees. This was set-up by Live Nation, they will use whomever they have to and do whatever it takes to get their LOAN repaid...even brokering deals for their MASCOT.

Anonymous said...

He is Director not President.

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