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Jay-Z's in a "Hot Wing State of Mind," according to our sister site TMZ. No, it has nothing to do with wife Beyoncé. The hip-hop mogul has partnered with his mom, Gloria, and sister Andrea to invest in a downtown Brooklyn chicken joint, Buffalo Boss, co-owned by his cousin Jamar White.
On the menu, wings are divided into sections for "Heaven" (mild flavors like Teriaki and Honey BBQ) and "Hell," which includes the OMG (Oh My God), F.I.T.H. (Fire in the Hole), and N'Sinerator, which actually could be the new title of a Jay-Z song. Just a thought. I mean, he did "Brooklyn's Finest" already.
According to an MTV story, investing in a chicken restaurant may be a strange choice for Jay-Z, who grew up poor and once told Oprah Winfrey when he was a guest on her show, "We ate a lot of chicken, you know, because chicken's cheap," he said. "We had so much chicken - chicken backs, chicken everything ... to this day, I can only eat small pieces or else I feel funny."
But when it's family, Jay, you do the right thing. Check out this TMZ video feature on Jay-Z's Buffalo Boss for more on the deal and menu.