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Pop for Roc! Jay Z Buys Armand de Brignac ‘Ace of Spades’ Champagne Brand

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees“I’m not a businessman;

I’m a business, man!”

That’s the Jay Z line from his 2005 feature on Kanye Wests’ song ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix)’ that comes to mind with this news.

Music mogul Jay Z is certainly a businessman as he is constantly expanding his assets. The 44-year-old rapper has reportedly bought over the Armand de Brignac champagne brand popularly known as ‘Ace of Spades’.

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The golden-bottled champagne, which featured in a 2006 Jay Z music video, sells for $300 (£188) per bottle and is one of the more expensive drinks favoured by the rich and famous.

This new acquisition is the latest addition to Jay Z’s vast business interests outside of his music, which include a clothing line, restaurants and a recording label.

According to Forbes magazine, Jay Z is considered the third richest hip-hop artist in the world with an estimated net worth of $520m.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz

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25 Comments

  1. bruno

    November 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Who is he?

    • BellaNoireShop (www.bellanoireshop.com)

      November 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Obasanjo’s younger brother

    • Ifunanya

      November 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Ah! you are evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

    • Sugar

      November 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      LWKMD

    • kenitola

      November 7, 2014 at 10:32 am

      just made my day, the right answer for that idiot

    • OboMiDun

      November 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      He sells puff puff at Orile roundabout.

    • Ifunanya

      November 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Chai! you people are not nice at all….lol

    • Hurperyeahmie

      November 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      someone more popular than you

    • KDOT

      November 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      I used to respect Bruno’s comment but with this, you just gocked and you are a clear hater. I know you have your ‘player hater Degree’ certificate in your wardrobe…Get a life…..

    • vivian

      November 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Nice sense of humor

  2. theisokogirl

    November 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Right moves….

  3. Amh

    November 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Bruno . You just cemented your place as a local fowl by your daft comment. Punk.

    • bruno

      November 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      @amh. Its not that deep. You are a bruno hater
      By the way. Just because someone doesn’t know the husband to beyonce that doesn’t mean the person is raz.

  4. Ada

    November 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    we are getting there soon

  5. Anon

    November 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I see what he’s done there! Partly to compete with Cristal by Louis Roederer after the spat they had years ago which bordered on racism.

  6. simdamsel

    November 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Cool biz moves @bruno google is ur friend.

  7. usher tech

    November 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    bloody…..even in death he will still be making money

  8. S!

    November 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Can the Carter’s come and adopt me?

  9. Zara

    November 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    He/she is just trying to remind us of Paul from Paris…. When he asked ” who is he?”

  10. bruno

    November 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Where did all of you people keep your humour.

    I was referencing that video clip of the guy in paris asking “who is he?” And jay z replied “who are you”

  11. ME PAUL

    November 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    i think Bruno was just being sarcastic based on this Jay-z paris video: no need throwing insults @ him, youtube.com/watch?v=awnnhP4PUgg

  12. David Adeleke

    November 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    The man is a smart business person. He knows his onions well. -David Adeleke (davidadeleke.com)

  13. BlueEyed

    November 6, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Good business move, he brought the champagne mainstream success after he left cristal,no shade but for me cos of the taste I’d still buy a bottle of cristal over an Armand de Brignac

  14. LILO

    November 7, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Adding more problems to the already troubled Akata lifestyle…$4000 rims, on a $1500 car. $800 on Jordan sneakers but they get to tHE DMV and can’t read during a driving test cos they think education is too expensive and don’t bother going to school. …Hennessy , Dom P, Gucci etc were made among inner city AA communities popular by rappers, now add Ace of Spades to their hustle. Smh. Ride on jigga and make that money, at least you are business savvy.

  15. jake ro

    November 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I wish more successful black people in america will learn to invest their money wisely.that will be abetter way of fighting racism other than matching on the streets alone

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