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August 22, 2014

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Jay-Z Joins Family-Owned Chicken Wings Business

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What more could Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter add to his vast portfolio of investments? How about venturing into the fried chicken business?

That's right, the 41-year-old Brooklyn native has returned to his stomping grounds to team up alongside his mother, Gloria, and sister, Andrea, for a stake in the neighborhood based chicken wing restaurant, Buffalo Boss.

The fast food eatery, which is currently co-owned by the rapper's cousin, Jamar White, has done more than serving up a fresh batch of organic chicken, fries, and salads.

Recently the local hot spot rewarded nearby middle school students complimentary meals in honor of their stellar academic performance.

Today, White confirmed his cousin's involvement with the family business. "Yes, it's all true," he told 'MTV News'. "Jay supports us in all we do, that's my big cousin right there."

While the title of Hov's newly released single, 'H.A.M.,' may not be his first meat of choice, the multi-millionaire did profess his childhood memories of eating chicken during a 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

"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."

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