Head of Cash Money Records Birdman has reportedly been looking into expanding his business empire by following Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports footsteps and start his own sports agency.
Details of the possible business venture have yet to be revelead, but Baby has been taking the right steps to make it in the sports business a reality.
“Cash Money Records may be getting into the sports game. The famed record label–home to Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj, to name a few–has filed a legal request to trademark the name Visionaire Sports Group, according to government records obtained by XXL. The trademark request filed October 25 covers the following: “Sports agency services, namely, management, representation and promotion of professional athletes; promoting sports competitions and/or events of others; promoting the goods and services of others by arranging for sponsors to affiliate their goods and services with athletes; talent agencies; arranging personal appearances by persons working in the field of sport … .” The trademark is listed as owned by Cash Money Records, Inc., under the care of law firm Pryor Cashman LLP. “(XXL Mag)
Birdman isn’t the only one trying to follow in Jay’s footsteps, West Coast rapper Lil B, let his sports agent dream me known to the public and even invited interested athletes to hop on board.
hey DM me if you PLAY SPORTS D1, or going to LEAUGE AND LOOKING FOR A SPORTS AGENT, DM ME YOUR HIGHLIGHT TAPES AND INFO!! – Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) December 8, 2013
to all the sports players that hit Lil B up!! i will check out your highlight tapes ! stay positive you will make it! love you – Lil B — Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) December 8, 2013
Back in the Fall Diddy spoke on what he thought about his buddy Jay Z going into the sports world to become an agent.
“No, no, no,” Diddy said when asked if Roc Nation Sports makes him want to launch his own athletics management agency. “I love sports but I’m more of an owner type of a guy. So I have aspirations to become [an owner], which it ‘will’ happen. I will become the first NFL, first African American, majority owner. Not having a small stake but actually owning an NFL team. But then when I see my friend having a sports agency, I support him. When I get the calls like, ‘We need to do Bad Boy Sports,’ I’m like, ‘No. That’s not my lane.’ I stay in my lane. This is what I want to do. I’m just me. I do my own thing.” (Bloomberg TV)