If you hadn't heard in the news lately, Lil Wayne has had some job insecurity as of late. Is he retired? Is he not retired? That's not entirely clear — though it seems like more of the latter. Well, just in case he does hang up his jersey in the rafters, he's officially got a backup plan now: Weezy wants to become a sports agent.
Young Money Sports is the latest venture from Lil Wayne, following in the wild success of Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports and the less heralded Cash Money Sports and No Limit Sports. Most people reading this would ask: "Hey, how is Lil Wayne anymore qualified than me to start a sports agency?" And you'd be right to say so! But Wayne is also a millionaire, which entitles him to pay people who know what they're doing, so he can just show up and watch the Packers play under the guise of "scouting."
"We all wish we were athletes, they all wish they were rappers," Wayne says to open the profile on his agency with Bleacher Report, clearly hoping to strike a commonality with some of the men and women he hopes to recruit. And, to his credit, he's already got a few athletes including former FSU LB Reggie Northrup.
When asked about signing with Young Money Sports, Northrup said "I look up to Wayne, I listened to a lot of his music growing up." His appeal is clearly what is going to get some athletes in the door, but keeping them coming and having them stay are two different things entirely. Luckily for him, he may have some time on his hands.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Rapper Lil Wayne attends the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards and Festival on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MTV)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 31: Rapper Lil Wayne performs during the America's Most Wanted Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on August 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 27: Rapper lil Wayne attends at Label on February 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
CAMDEN, NJ - AUGUST 21: Lil Wayne performs during Drake Vs Lil Wayne Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center on August 21, 2014 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 01: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. known by his stage name Lil Wayne attends Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 1, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02: Rapper Lil Wayne attends DIRECTV'S Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at DTV SuperFan Stadium at Mardi Gras World on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 21: Rapper Lil Wayne sings 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' during the seventh inning as the San Francisco Giants take on the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Lil Wayne celebrates his birthday party hosted by MADE and Dusse at Lure Nightclub on September 24, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Rapper Lil Wayne (L) and Reginae Carter attend the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 01: Lil Wayne performs in concert during Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014 in East Rutherford City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
CHAMBLEE, GA - APRIL 27: Lil Wayne attends a party at Velvet Room on April 27, 2014 in Chamblee, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)