Cha cha! N u dew heeer meh! Jaccpot in dat hows!! Getn sum pub N on my grnd!
Our friend Tim McManus, writing for the Philly Post, talked to DeSean Jackson about his rap career and recent video shoot in The City of Angels, where DeSean was during OTAs.* The entire article is worth a read, but one section bears calling out: McManus’ insight on the risks of, you know, trying to be like so many NBA and NFL stars who weren't satisified with being really good at just one thing:
Jackson made a few waves this time last year when he bragged about spending $25,000 at an L.A. club during the launch party for Jaccpot Records, a boast Kid Cali helped along by tweeting out a receipt. Just this past weekend, Jaccpot held a party at the Beverly Night Club to celebrate the video shoot.
Even under the assumption that there are sponsorships taking some of the pain out of these bills, there are still plenty of expenses to go around. There’s studio time. Travel. And, yes, Ferrari rentals. As the CEO, that is Jackson’s load to bear.
It’s a champagne and diamond world he’s funding, and it ain’t cheap.
Some close to Jackson are worried. The level of concern ranges from “This is an unnecessary distraction in the prime of a promising football career,” to “If he stays on this course he could end up in significant financial distress.”
Last year, we posted a picture of the $25k bar receipt, tweeted by one of Jackson's boys.
I’m guessing the Ferrari rentals are even more expensive.