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Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs says he wants to own an NFL team one day

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Could this really be a phone conversation in the future?

“Diddy, this is Hov. I want to speak with you about a guy you got to sign.” – Jay Z

“What rapper are you talking about?” – Diddy

“No. He is a stud running back that can help your team.” – Jay Z

“Hey, the Los Angeles Bad Boys are always looking for NFL talent. Tell me more.” – Diddy

It seems almost ludicrous to think that dialogue might be realistic one day, but that will not stop Sean “Diddy” Combs from dreaming.

Diddy was recently interviewed by Bloomberg TV and asked about Jay Z’s entrance into the sports agency arena. The rapper recently launched Roc Nation Sports, and Jay Z currently represents Jets quarterback Geno Smith, Giants receiver Victor Cruz, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, New York Yankees infielder Robinson Cano and WNBA player Skylar Diggins.

When asked if Diddy wanted to follow Jay Z into the sports agency business, he expressed a bigger ambition.

“I love sports, but I’m more of an owner type of guy, so I have aspirations to become, which it will happen,” Diddy told Bloomberg TV. “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. The majority of the players in the NFL are African-American, but there are no African-American owners. That’s one of my dreams, but then when I see my friend having a sports agency, I support him.”

While it seems unlikely to those who do not follow hip-hop, Diddy has achieved incredible success because of his Ciroc vodka brand in addition to his record label Bad Boy and Sean John clothing line. He was named the richest star in hip-hop by Forbes in March, due to his overall wealth of $580 million.

Forbes estimates the median NFL franchise value is over $1 billion, so maybe Diddy will work a creative deal to own a franchise one day.

Regardless of his team’s record, Diddy's postgame parties would be interesting.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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