Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo to rep YMCMB.
Wayne has partnered with Polaris Sports, an affiliate of CAA and GestiFute, the company where Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is currently employed. According to the report, Wayne’s company will handle Ronaldo’s domestic sports management affairs including marketing, endorsement deals, and modeling.
Earlier today, Ronaldo tweeted a photo of himself with the Prime Minister of Japan holding up the Young Money sign.
In response, Wayne returned the favor with a shout out of his own:
My homie Christiano Ronaldo got the President of Japan throwing up Young money! He too real 4dat! Young Muulah baby! pic.twitter.com/bKqcGNfIkP— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) July 24, 2014
As usual with TMZ posts, only "sources" have confirmed this agreement--not the actual parties themselves. Stay tuned for an update confirming or denying the truth of the report.
[UPDATE: Ronaldo denies claims on Twitter]
Just as TMZ's claims were starting to look legitimate (Wayne posted the article on his official Facebook page earlier this week), Cristiano Ronaldo took to Twitter to deny truth behind the rumors.
There have been news about changes on my management team - it's all false, and I can assure the team is - and will be - the same.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 26, 2014
Whether or not Wayne is planning to operate his own agency, however, remains unclear.
[UPDATE: Young Money rep responds, confirms partnership]
Well, this just got confusing. Just a hours after we reported that Cristiano Ronaldo would not be changing his management team, a Young Money representative has now come forward confirming the soccer star is in fact working with Wayne. Ronaldo's tweet, the rep claims, is misleading.
The rep says YMCMB has a project set for this week and that Ronaldo is working with them, though he is not firing any of his current team members (as stated in the tweet). He adds that Wayne is set to handle "branding, marketing and other sports management issues in the United States."
More on this story as it develops.