Lil Wayne Becomes a Sports Agent, Signs Soccer’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Weezy will reportedly oversee player's marketing, endorsement, and modeling deals
Lil Wayne’s plan to release Tha Carter V and eight other albums between now and 2015 may have just hit a pretty big roadblock, and it has nothing to do with his penchant for getting stoned to the bejeezus-belt on a regular basis. Instead, Weezy is apparently following in Jay Z’s footsteps and getting into the sports management game, founding his own company, TMZ Sports reports. On top of that, the New Orleans MC has allegedly signe his first client, none other than Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the sport’s most popular figures.
Yeah, it sounds far-fetched, but the details come off as pretty legit: “We’re told Weezy’s company will be working with PolarisSports — which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute — through which Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes operates.” Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is also affiliated with CAA, though unlike Hova, Wayne and co. will be working on Ronaldo’s marketing, endorsement, and modeling deals as opposed to his athletic contracts.
Still don’t believe it? Well, Ronaldo himself offered a bit of confirmation yesterday when he tweeted a photo of himself, the Japanese Prime Minister, and a bunch of others throwing up the YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires) sign. Wayne tweeted the Real Madrid star’s photo, too, writing, “My homie Christiano Ronaldo got the President of Japan throwing up Young money! He too real 4dat! Young Muulah baby!”
This is the world we live in, folks. Cherish it.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 24, 2014