April 10, 2013 13:17

Jay-Z looking to purchase £2m island in The Bahamas?

Rapper is reported to be looking to purchase land in North Abaco

Jay-Z looking to purchase £2m island in The Bahamas?

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Jay-Z is reportedly looking to buy an island in the Bahamas for himself and wife, Beyonce.

The rapper is reported to be looking at the North Abaco area with a source telling The Sun that the couple could transform the island into something similar to Richard Branson's Necker Island and use it as a place to holiday with their daughter, Blue Ivy.

"Jay’s been looking for a private island for the family," a source told the paper. "He wants to turn it into his own Necker Island like Richard Branson. He’s getting it partly to mark their fifth wedding anniversary but also, with Bey back in the spotlight, it’s getting impossible for them to do normal things such as go to the beach with Blue. A private island means they’ll be able to have quality time with minimum staff and security."

Meanwhile, it has also emerged that Jay-Z will sell his shares in the New York Nets as he transitions his Roc Nation business into a sports agency. It is against NBA rules to own shares in a team while acting as an agent at the same time so Jay-Z will sell his shares, believed to be just one fifteenth of one per cent in the club, in order to continue.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé caused controversy in America this week after holidaying in Cuba. The US has a 51-year embargo making it illegal for US citizens to travel to Cuba solely for tourism, however, travellers can visit the country by obtaining a cultural exchange licence. It was later confirmed that the trip was legal with a source stating that Beyoncé and Jay-Z were carrying licences provided by the Treasury's office of foreign assets control.

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