Rick Ross is hustling everyday. Some days he's hustling in the rap game. Others, he's hustling with his Wing Stop franchise. On a recent day, the aim of his hustle was to buy a portion of the Miami Dolphins.
In an interview with Angie Martinez of New York radio station Power 105.1, Ross disclosed that he had meet with team brass to discuss the possibility of buying a minor stake in the team.
Other celebrities, including Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony, Fergie and Venus and Serena Williams all bought small stakes in the team in 2009 in what many saw as a PR move to drum up excitement.
Now Ross wants in, and majority owner Stephen Ross (no relation) should absolutely should let him.
"I went and sat down with the Miami Dolphins, we discussed a few things," told the station. "You know I've been interested in trying to buy a small percentage of the Dolphins for a long time and they finally invited me into the office and I sat with some people. It was a real positive conversation, and when we left, they offered me to walk out through the field. It was sprayed for the game the following day, and I walked out on the field, I was excited."
"I put it on the table and there was a few things they wanted to ask and discuss and so forth," he continued. "But it was a positive situation.... They ultimately decide if the time is now, or does it happen at all. I just wanted to let them know I'm a huge supporter. I would bring them a positive energy to the set, ya dig?"
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Support Our Journalism
Granted, the move could come with controversy.
Ross is well known for rapping about drug dealer fantasies, but its also well known he was never actually a drug dealer. In fact, he's a former correctional officer. Hell, what better way to keep players in line by having a former correctional officer in the owner box? Plus, current celebrity minority owner Fergie has been quite open about her past addiction to meth.
Ross hails from a part of Miami where many boys think their only way out is through football or rapping. Ross took the rap path, but has since become a legitimate businessman with his restaurant interests and own label Maybach Music Group. Plus he's recently demonstrated his commitment to health by dropping nearly 100 pounds.