As if securing their program’s first Final Four berth since 1998 weren’t excitement enough for Kentucky players, the Wildcats had a surprise guest waiting for them outside their locker room after Sunday’s victory over North Carolina.
Rap mogul Jay-Z surprised the players by shaking hands, snapping photos and congratulating Kentucky on its accomplishment.
“That in itself was a pretty nice experience to add on to (the Final Four),” guard Darius Miller told the Louisville Courier Journal. “Going to the Final Four (is bigger) by far. But still, Jay-Z. It’s crazy. This whole day has been crazy. I’m still taking it all in.”
The visit from Jay-Z was reminiscent of last year’s NCAA tournament when rapper Drake would regularly show up in the Kentucky locker room after victories. He later invited the Wildcats on stage during an offseason show in Lexington, also leading a C-A-T-S cheer and performing the John Wall dance on stage. READ MORE