By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
When Diddy said, “Can’t stop. Won’t stop,” you better believe him. The music mogul, who has already expanded into everything from fashion with his Sean John line to the newly-launched Revolt TV network, has his eyes on football next. In an interview with Bloomberg, Diddy shares that he wants to be the first African American to own a NFL team.
“I love sports, but I’m more of a owner type of guy, so I have aspirations to become — which it will happen — I will become the first African-American majority owner,” Diddy said. “Not having a small stake but actually owning an NFL team. I think it’s time for that. A majority of players that are in the NFL are African-American, but there are no African-American owners. So that’s one of my dreams.”
Jay Z famously owned minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets and later, launched Roc Nation Sports. But according to Diddy, it’s healthy competition and all love. “We’re definitely friends but we push each other,” Diddy told Bloomberg. “It’s what we’re doing together to change the world.”