New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft seems to be down with the idea of Diddy becoming an NFL owner.
“I’m a big fan of Diddy,” Kraft told TMZ when asked about the possibility.
”[Diddy’s] a good businessman. He’s a very good businessman, and I have a lot of respect for Diddy.”
Kraft does have a history of hip-hop friendships and was seen partying with Rick Ross in 2015. But with his support of Donald Trump, he’s lost a lot of that credibility in the community.
It would be interesting to see how he and Diddy interacted on the NFL stage.
Diddy and the Carolina Panthers
Recently, Diddy took to social media to announce his intention to become the first Black majority owner in the NFL.
“I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!” Diddy wrote on Twitter.
The Panthers are looking for new ownership after founder Jerry Richardson was rocked by scandal when it was revealed that he paid at least four women off over sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and the use of a racial slur.
Not only would this be the culmination of a longtime dream of Diddy’s but it would also be a move for the history books.
“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” Diddy wrote.
Diddy and Colin Kaepernick
If Diddy does get the team, he already has plans to improve it. For example, he wants to hire former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
If that happens, it would signal quite the competition between Kaepernick and Cam Newton for the top spot.
“I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback,” Diddy said in a video posted to Instagram. “It’s just competition, baby. It’s just competition.”
But Kaepernick took to Twitter to make it clear he’d be more interested in ownership of the team. “I want in on the ownership group! Let’s make it happen!” he tweeted.