Avid sports fan Lil Wayne became a part-owner of a professional sports team. The diamond-selling rapper joined the ownership group of Major League Pickleball’s Texas Ranchers.
“Pickleball is the moment and I’m excited to be part of the Texas Ranchers ownership group,” Lil Wayne said in a press release. “I’ve enjoyed watching and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join this team of owners.”
The Ranchers’ ownership group includes The Kid LAROI, country artist Zach Bryan and Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons, among others. Lil Wayne will serve as a strategic advisor for the Austin-based team.
“We’re so excited to have Lil Wayne on board,” Ranchers CEO Evan Floersch said. “From the get-go, we set out to build a team that, at its core, was centered in pop culture to support our mission of becoming one of the most recognized brands in American sports. Having Wayne’s guidance, along with the rest of this incredible ownership group, emphasizes our stance on redefining sports ownership and being a positive force for good in our local pickleball community and beyond.”
Lil Wayne’s ownership stake was announced as he prepares for the release of his ColleGrove 2album with 2 Chainz. The collaborative project is scheduled to drop on November 17.