"We all wish we were athletes. They all wish they were rappers."
Lil Wayne's sports management company, Young Money Sports has been around since 2014 but they've yet to sign any notable athletes, unlike Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports which has guys like Kevin Durant, Dez Bryant, Todd Gurley, Skylar Diggins and Victor Cruz, among others.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Wayne discussed the state of Young Money Sports and why he chose to get into the sports business in the first place. As many rappers and athletes would agree, Wayne says they're all cut from the same cloth, so the transition to sports management seemed like a no-brainer.
"We all cut from the same cloth, and it’s just that simple," he said. "We all from the same type of place, and we all like the same type of things. We all wish we were athletes. They all wish they were rappers…Honestly, it was something that almost felt like it was something I was supposed to do. I also understood that you can actually help these people, these athletes, you can help off them off the field or off the court. Once I figured that out, that’s what I wanted to do."
Colleen Dominguez also spoke with Wayne's first client, former FSU linebacker, and current NFL free agent, Reggie Northrup who says he still believes in Lil Wayne. And while Wayne says he can't guarantee a career for Northrup, he can make sure that he's successful, because "success is promised over here."