It can be quite the challenge to keep up with Kanye West as of recently. From launching Donda Sports to possibly heading into tech, the rapper has been on the move.
AfroTech previously reported that there may be a possibility of him taking action to get the rights to have “Donda” across wearable computers like protective flip covers for tablet computers, smart glasses, smartwatches, and wearable activity trackers.
“If Kanye has his way…he might do the same to wireless receivers in the form of jewelry and smart rings,” TMZ reported. “It also looks like he wants ‘Donda’ on downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, magazines, journals, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, and newsletters all in the field of music and entertainment news.”
Now, it looks like West may be targeting one of his most ambitious business moves yet — purchasing an NBA team.
In the newly released single “City of Gods,” by Fivio Foreign featuring Alicia Keys and West himself, he raps: “After I buy the Chicago Bulls I’ma go link with Mike,” according to HipHopDX.
The Chicago native’s verse has created speculation about whether he is seriously plotting on buying the basketball team or rather it was just him spitting the bar on a whim.
West doesn’t seem to hesitate when it comes to sharing his thoughts, especially on social media as of late. Therefore, at this point, it’s hard to tell whether he was manifesting one of them or not.
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In the case of West’s statement possibly having truth behind it, it wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing.
As AfroTech reported in November 2021:
“Currently, there are only six people of color with ownership across all three major U.S. sports — Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Football League (NFL). And according to a study conducted by the Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sports, 83 percent of NBA players, 69 percent of NFL players, and 38 percent of MLB players are all people of color, yet the representation simply is not there when it comes to ownership within the sports.”
With statistics of this sort, it’s clear we need more Black equity in sports and we still have a ways to go.
For now, check out these eight celebrities and their stake in various sports teams.