The Miami Dolphins could be set to follow in the footsteps of the Buffalo Bills and cash in on the value of how much an NFL franchise is worth in the modern era.
And who is the new mogul looking to get himself a piece of the NFL pie? Well it's none other than rapper Rick Ross of course.
The hip hop star is looking to join the ranks of Venus and Serena Williams, Marc Anthony and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie in being a celebrity part owner of the Miami Gardens side.
Ross, the Miami-based rapper whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II, said on New York's Power 105.1 that he has had initial conversations with the Dolphins front office about becoming a minority owner.
“I went and sat down with the Miami Dolphins, we discussed a few things,” Ross says in the interview. “You know, I’ve been interested in trying to buy a small percentage of the Dolphins for some time. They finally invited me into the office. I sat with some people. It was a real positive conversation.”
While it is still unclear if Ross will be offered a stake in the team and a place on the board, the rapper himself remained upbeat about his future at the SunLife Stadium. Ross was raised in Florida and is known to be a big supporter of the Dolphins as well as the cities other teams. Making him a part owner could have a similar boost to the franchise like the Brooklyn Nets received from Jay-Z.
Ross has released six albums throughout his rapping career, five of which have peaked at No. 1 in the Billboard 200. He currently holds an estimated value of about $35million dollars from Forbes.