News: Skylar Diggins Finally Addresses Jay Z's Decked-Out Mercedes Gift [Video]
Friday, Dec 13, 2013 2:45PM
Roc Nation Sports star Skylar Diggins recently came clean on making headlines earlier this year after head honcho Jay Z treated her to a pricey Mercedes Benz as a graduation present.
While Diggs tried to keep mum on the Mercedes questions, she did give props to Jay and his staff for having her back with Roc Nation Sports.
"He's amazing and the whole Roc Nation family is amazing," Diggs responded when asked how Jay has been as a representative. "[They're] just people, everything they touch turns to gold and they just want to move mountains for you and it's great working with people that you actually like. ... [College gift?] I don't know what you're talking about. [laughs] Ha! I'm still trying to figure [the car buttons] out, to be honest. Six months in and [I'm] still trying to figure it out. [Is it outside the studio?] No, it's not. [laughs] It's not." ("Crowd Goes Wild")
Back in May, Jigga put together a special event for Diggins in light of signing to the Roc.
Jay-Z is treating the clients that sign to his latest business venture, Roc Nation Sports, with the same passion he treats the musical artists he signs and fosters. He went all out for former Notre Dame women's basketball diva Skylar Diggins, welcoming her to the Roc Nation Sports family with a private reception at his 40/40 Club. The fete was held on Thurs., May 30, and you can see photos of Jay deep in conversation with the lovely Diggins below. She's a stunner -- if she wasn't so talented at hoops, she could be a model. (The Drop FM)
Prior to the big gathering, Jay bought Skylar the fancy graduation present.
College graduation is a day to celebrate accomplishments and toast to the future. Some people may even get thoughtful gifts from friends and family. For former Notre Dame basketball player Skylar Diggins, graduation day will certainly be unforgettable. Diggins currently plays guard for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock and graduated Sunday from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Her agency, Jay-Z's Roc Nation, surprised her with quite the gift. Diggins left her graduation ceremonies and was surprised in the parking lot with a brand new white Mercedes, complete with a red bow and a handwritten note from Jay himself. Diggins posted a collage of photos of the car on her Instagram account with the caption, "Got surprised with a new Mercedes! Thanks so much to Jay and @rocnation, and @dancyautogroup!" (NESN)
Diggins officially joined the Roc Nation Sports family in late April.
When a former college basketball women's star gets drafted into the WNBA, you rarely pay attention to what sports agency she signs with. However, this one should warrant a little bit of attention. Of course by now we know all about Jay Z and his latest sports endeavor -- he's become a sports agent and has already started RocNation Sports. Well on Thursday morning, Jay Z signed his latest client as Skylar Diggins reportedly agreed to be represented by RocNation. Diggins isn't and won't be the headline figure at RocNation, but it's still an intriguing move. Diggins was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft less than two weeks ago and was widely considered to be one of the top three recognizable players in women's basketball aside of Britney Griner and Elana Delle Donne. (Rant Sports)
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Check out Skylar Diggins' interview: