Why World’s Highest Paid Musician To By Carolina Panthers
Sean “Diddy” Combs may have found the perfect place to invest his money, having being listed as the highest paid musician on Forbes list in 2017.
Carolina Panthers owner, Jerry Richardson announced plans to turn the franchise over to new ownership at the end of the 2017 season surrounding harassment allegations, Diddy took to social media to express his desire to purchase the team and become the first African-American majority owner in the NFL.
In a video uploaded on Instagram, Diddy issued a PSA to the people of North Carolina, promising to be the best owner in the league and assured fans that under his stewardship, the team would experience years of continued success.
Diddy says his first priority would be to address the Colin Kaepernick situation. Kaepernick has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this year. “I need to send a message out to everybody in the beautiful state of North Carolina, I would be the best NFL owner that you can imagine,” Diddy says in the video.
“I will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback. It’s just competition, baby, it’s just competition. But also, I would have the best halftime show, the best selection of music and we would win Super Bowl after Super Bowl.”
Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors posted on Twitter, admitting he wants to be a part of it too. Curry has a close association with the state of North Carolina, attending both high school and college there despite being born in Ohio. In September, the Panthers were valued at $2.3 billion by Forbes.
Meanwhile, the business publication estimated Diddy’s net worth to be an eye-watering $820 million in a report released in May.