News: Birdman On Verge Of Invading Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports Territory?
Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 2:10PM
Cash Money Records head Birdman is reportedly looking to expand his business empire by making moves to possibly launch a sports agency.
While details are scarce, Baby has taken the steps to make a sports management company 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)
Earlier this month, West Coast rapper Lil B dished out his sports agent dream to the masses and invited interested athletes to join the movement.
"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," B tweeted December 8.
"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's Twitter)
Earlier this fall, Bad Boy Records Diddy reacted to Jay Z launching his Roc Nation Sports and revealed if he would consider a similar move.
"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)
Recently, Roc Nation Sports star Skylar Diggins gave props to Jay and his staff for having her back since joining a few months ago.
"He's amazing and the whole Roc Nation family is amazing," Diggs responded when asked how Jay has been as a representative. "[They're] just people, everything they touch turns to gold and they just want to move mountains for you and it's great working with people that you actually like. ... [College gift?] I don't know what you're talking about. [laughs] Ha! I'm still trying to figure [the car buttons] out, to be honest. Six months in and [I'm] still trying to figure it out. [Is it outside the studio?] No, it's not. [laughs] It's not." ("Crowd Goes Wild")
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