We didn’t get a chance to see Rosanna Scotto’s interview with Jay-Z on Monday’s Good Day New York until this afternoon, but once we did, we knew we had to share it here. In the live interview, Jay-Z revealed, prior to the press conference, that the New Jersey Nets would be renamed the Brooklyn Nets when they relocated to the Atlantic Yards Arena, and that he would inaugurate the arena’s opening, scheduled for September 2012, with a series of concerts. News That much we knew. What MTV News didn’t mention is that, after pressing the rapper on the sex of his and Beyoncé’s child (they know but aren’t saying), and the new colors of the Brooklyn Nets (same answer), Scotto excitedly sang the hook of “Empire State of Mind,” changing “New York” to “Brooklyn.” (This happens three minutes into the interview.) “Alright, alright,” Jay-Z discouraged her good-naturedly. Scotto bounced right back, and by the end of the interview Jay-Z was complimenting her on her cellphone’s bunny-eared protective case.
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