Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli has reportedly expressed an interest in challenging Jay-Z to a car race in his top of the range vehicle.
The outlandish demand was revealed by Tinchy Stryder, who knows both Balotelli and the Empire State of Mind rapper.
“When I first met him, he said to me, ‘I heard you know Jay-Z, have you got his number?’ Tinchy revealed to The Sun.
“I said, ‘No I haven’t’ and he said, ‘Well the next time you see him, I want to race him.’
Adding: “Mario had just bought a new car and said if Jay-Z’s got a faster car then he’ll race him. I’m not sure if Jay-Z even drives himself any more.”
Balotelli is well known for his wild antics and recently compared himself to Jimi Hendrix. The Italian striker also appeared alongside Rio Ferdinand in a video for Manchester rapper Rio earlier in the year.
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