Diddy Plans To Own NFL Team & Be First African American
Diddy has brought us a lot of news recently. First revealing his new television network, Revolt TV, and now the hip hop mogul has talked with Bloomberg.com about his plans of owning an NFL team.
“I love sports, but I’m more of an owner type of guy,”Diddy said. “It will happen. I will become the first African American majority owner, not having a small stake, but actually owning an NFL team. I think it’s time for that. A majority of the players that are in the NFL are African American but there are no African American owners. That’s one of my dreams.”
Diddy also referred to Jay-Z’s transition from music to sports. Jay now owns Roc Nation Management, which manages several athletes including Geno Smith, who plays for The New York Jets and Kevin Durrant, who plays for The Oklahoma City Thunder. However, managing athletes is not what Diddy is aspiring to accomplish.
“When I see my friend having a sports agency I support him,” Diddy said. “When I get the calls, ‘Oh, we need to do Bad Boy Sports.’ I’m like, ‘No, that’s not my lane. I stay in my lane. This is my lane I want to do.’ I’m just me. I do my own thing.”
Diddy makes it clear that him and Jay Z’s relationship is one of pure respect for one another.
“We’re definitely friends, but we definitely push each other,” Diddy said. “We’re stronger working together and sharing information together instead of divide-and-conquer. It’s what we’re doing together to change the world. We compare notes. We keep in touch and we make sure that we support each other.”