Much has been made the last several days of the secretive nature of Jay-Z’s conversations while sitting in the front row of basketball games (Knicks and Nets). He covers his mouth to avoid lip-readers, has a secret handshake for friends like LeBron James, and may be using some form of covert CIA-level cryptology to alert his posse that he needs more popcorn.
We took a look at pictures of Jay enjoying games throughout the years to see if we could decipher his gestures.
Celebs At Knicks v Rockets Game
NEW YORK - JANUARY 08: Singer Beyonce and Jay Z are seen at the New York Knicks v Rockets game at Madison Square Garden on January 08, 2004 in New York. (Photo by Ray Amati/Getty Images)
Hand extended, holding candy
Translation: "Call Kanye, tell him we're doing a secret show in Missoula tomorrow."
Right hand raised, left hand on knee
Translation: "Hey! Over here!"
Holding drink to lips
Translation:" I'm thirsty and/or invest $10 million in New York's water supply."
Hands on lap, folded
Translation: "Call up Mikhail Prokhorov, tell him I want out."
Translation: "Fairly met, fellow mogul. How are things?"
Checking cell phone
Translation: "Okay, that's enough now, Sean."
Translation: "This is the new terrorist fist-jab."
Translation: "I own you all."