Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and Yankees player Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez transformed Manhattan's 40/40 Club into a poker club on Wednesday (Nov. 15).
The two hosted a celebrity poker tournament with the proceeds benefiting Rodriguez's A-Rod Family Foundation and Jay-Z's S. Carter Scholarship Foundation.
The event, which was expected to raise more than $250,000 for Rodriguez's charity, featured several high-profile celebs, from such sports stars as Dan Marino, Cal Ripken Jr. and Julius "Dr. J" Erving to personalities including Nelly, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey.
"The response has been incredible, and the celebrity turnout has been great," A-Rod said. "For Jay-Z to team up with us, it's a dream team to raise money for a great cause."
In other Jay-Z news, the rapper allegedly responded back to Jim Jones’ jabs on record. In the "Brooklyn High," Jay says, "Your bank versus mine / if you ballin,' n***a what I'm doin' can't be defined/ The Jones' can't keep up / Maybe my n***a Nas, but I got stronger after 'Ether.'" The record is supposedly in response to Jones’ "Kingdom Done," in which Jones says, "They waiting on Kingdom Come, but its 'Kingdom Done' ...I seen king's get done."