Here’s hoping this isn’t another Twitter prank.
Sean “Diddy” Combs is keen to buy the Carolina Panthers, and he’s already got a show of support from NBA star Steph Curry.
First order of business, however? Sign Colin Kaepernick.
The hip hop mogul tweeted his intention to scoop up the NFL team on Sunday, just after Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who is facing misconduct allegations, announced he’ll be selling the team at the end of the 2018 season.
Declaring his intent to “make history,” Diddy wrote on Sunday that there are no African-American majority owners in the NFL.
There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history.
— Diddy (@Diddy) December 18, 2017
According to Sports Illustrated, Diddy posted an Instagram video after his first tweet, saying he’d make one of his first priorities as the new Panthers owner the signing of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who’s been blackballed by the NFL. Kaepernick famously took a knee in protest of police brutality and sparked a national conversation back in August 2016.
Big time Panthers fan and Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted his support for Diddy’s bid, even saying he wanted in on it:
NFL franchises aren’t easy to come by, so this bidding war will inevitably be a bloody one. But Diddy’s net worth in May 2017 was $820 million, making him one of the world’s wealthiest hip hop artists. He’s got the coin.