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Juan Pierre shares the real backstory behind his famous Jay-Z shoutout

Juan Pierre is a memorable baseball figure for a slew of different reasons. Most importantly, he had a stellar 14-year big league career in which he won the 2003 World Series with the Marlins, tallied more than 2,200 hits and swiped 614 bases, good for 18th all-time in baseball history.

Despite all of these accomplishments, his crowning moment probably came in 2006 when Jay-Z referenced Pierre by name in a verse on Beyonce's song "Deja Vu." 

How did did Jay-Z, perhaps the most famous hip-hop artist in the history of the world, come around to shouting out Pierre? Watch the video at the top of the page for the whole story, which involves Jay-Z chirping at him from behind the dugout at the 2003 World Series.