NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sean Combs wants to add an NFL team to his already-impressive portfolio.
The hip-hop mogul known as Diddy told Bloomberg TV on Monday that he’s aiming to make sports history as the league’s “first African-American majority owner.”
“I’m more of an owner type of guy,” Combs said. “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.”
The New York native said he has no desire to go the Jay-Z rout and open a sports agency. Jay-Z opened Roc Nation Sports earlier this year, signing Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano as his company’s first client.
“When I see my friend having a sports agency, I support him,” Combs told Bloomberg TV. “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.”
Monday marked the launch of Diddy’s cable music channel Revolt, touted as the “ESPN of music.”
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