Diddy wants the Panthers: 'I will be the best NFL owner you can imagine'
Sean "Diddy" Combs wants to be the next owner of the Carolina Panthers when the U.S. football team goes up for sale.
Owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday that he would be putting the team up for sale at the end of the National Football League season, and the rapper has thrown his hat into the ring.
"I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word. Retweet!" he wrote on Twitter. "There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let's make history."
He also posted a video on Instagram stating why he would be the best owner alongside the caption, "Attention to the Carolina PANTHERS!! ATTENTION NFL! This is a chance to make history!!! There are NO AFRICAN AMERICAN MAJORITY OWNERS IN THE NFL!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THE CAROLINA PANTHERS!!! Let's GOOOOOOO!!!!! Spread the word. Tell the world! No joke."
In the video, he told his fans, "I need to send a message out to everybody in the beautiful state of North Carolina. I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine... Also, I will have the best Halftime Show, the best selection of music and we will win Super Bowl after Super Bowl."
He also promised to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick to the Panthers as he has been unable to sign with a team after causing controversy by kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 as a protest at racial injustice in the U.S.
Hours later, Diddy shared a throwback picture showing himself wearing a Carolina Panthers jersey during his Halftime Show performance in 2004. He wrote in the caption, "This is God's work. It's time!! ATTN all @NFL owners, it's time for diversity!! It's time for Black ownership!! The time is now. Let's make it happen!!"
Basketball player Steph Curry tweeted Diddy saying he wanted in on his plan, and Diddy replied, "Holla at me, let's get it!"
Richardson's sale announcement came days after the team confirmed they were conducting an internal investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct.