Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Lil Wayne Sports Management Deal, Young Money Rep Responds
UPDATE #2: Ronaldo has denied management changes, but a YMCMB rep says the deal is still on.
Lil Wayne is reportedly set to handle Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's sports management affairs in the United States, according to TMZ.
Ronaldo would become Wayne's first client as he enters the sports management field.
Weezy's company is reportedly slated to work with PolarisSports, a company that is affiliated with CAA and GestiFute, an organization that Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates.
Wayne's responsibilities are set to include branding, marketing, modeling and endorsement deals.
Yesterday (July 24), Ronaldo posted a photograph on Instagram of himself with the Japanese Prime Minister and other Japanese politicians displaying the YMCMB sign.
Of course, Lil Wayne won't be the first rapper-turned-sports agent. In recent years, Jay Z has becomea licensed agent for athletes in various sports. Jay represents several artists, including Kevin Durant, Geno Smith, CC Sabathia and Skylar Diggins, among others.
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(July 25, 2014)
UPDATE: Cristiano Ronaldo has denied any changes in his management team.
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
(July 27, 2014)
UPDATE #2: A YMCMB rep has reportedly told TMZ that Ronaldo and Wayne are working together. The rep says they have a project set for this week and that Ronaldo is working with them, though he is not firing any of his current team members. The YMCMB rep adds that Wayne is set to handle "branding, marketing and other sports management issues in the United States," according to the publication.