MTV News was in the building when Jay spoke about opening the new club in Brooklyn.
“I walked around here earlier and I just seen everybody busy and at work trying to finish up and it was a great feeling.”
“A guy stopped me in the hallway and said, ‘Man this is a great thing for New York City.’ And that’s what the whole thing was about.”
J. Cole, Rihanna, Lyor Cohen along with other close friends and family of Jay-Z were in attendance for the grand opening of the new club.
Following Thursday nights grand opening of the Brooklyn 40/40 Club, Hov will take the stage at the Barclay’s Center tonight (Fri, Sept 28th) for the stadiums inaugural performance. Tonight’s show will be followed with seven more shows from the rapper.
Watch the footage of Jay-Z’s talk with the press (via MTV) below.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s inside the new Barclay’s center:
The Barclays features 101 luxury suites, four bars and lounge destinations, three clubs and of course Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and Restaurant. There will be eight retail shops as well. In the coming months, the multi-billion dollar complex will not only house the Nets, but also open its doors to an array of artists like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Green Day and Barbra Streisand. College basketball and boxing events will also bring fans through the door. Not since Ebbets Field, the Major League park which the Dodgers called home until they moved to Los Angeles in the late 1950′s, has Brooklyn had an entertainment complex of this magnitude.- MTV
Take a tour of The Barclay’s Center with Sway of MTV: