The players' union has granted Jay-Z temporary limited certification to serve as a baseball agent. But his path to formal, permanent certification will not be a simple process.
Rick Shapiro, senior adviser to the union, said Wednesday that Jay-Z was one of three representatives from his company, Roc Nation, to receive temporary limited certification.
Roc Nation Sports, a division of Roc Nation, announced Tuesday that it will represent Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano in conjunction with Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA.
Van Wagenen is the only person currently certified to represent Cano. Shapiro said the union has not yet received formal applications from Jay-Z and the two other Roc Nation representatives to become certified agents.
"When we do, we will review them, then make a determination whether to certify them as agents, similar to any other new agent application," Shapiro said. "We'll look at background, conflict of interests, the whole picture, we'll look at everything."