Diddy Wants to Be the NFL's First Black Majority Owner

The hip-hop mogul said it's time for the football league to have one.

Posted: 10/22/2013 10:17 AM EDT
Filed Under Sports News, NFL, Diddy

Hip hop mogul Diddy recently launched his music-themed cable network, and already has his mind focused on his next big venture — being the first African-American majority owner in the NFL. 

"I'm more of an owner type of guy," Sean Combs, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. "So I have aspirations to become — it will happen — to 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 in the NFL are African-American but there are no African-American owners. So that's one of my dreams."

Other Black celebrities have bought stakes in professional teams, including Nelly, Usher and Jay Z, who sold his take in the Brooklyn Nets in order to start his Roc Nation sports agency. Diddy said he supports Jay in his endeavours, but he has no plans on being an agent.

"When I see my friend [Jay Z] 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," he said. 

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(Photo: Cathy Gibson / Splash News)

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