Yo Gotti has been one of the most popular rappers in hip-hop for over 15 years now, as he’s also built an empire with his CMG record label. He’s signed rappers that’ve gone on to be stars, such as Blac Youngsta, Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, and more. Now, the Memphis legend is on to more business endeavors, this time, involving sports.
Gotti took to social media this afternoon to reveal that he is now the co-owner of the MLS team, D.C. United. This is a power move for Gotti for sure, as D.C. United is a very popular MLS club, one of the most dominant teams in league history, and are currently in the middle of a tight playoff race. They’ve also won four MLS Cup championships, the Supporters’ Shield four times, and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three time
“My journey is to inspire, motivate, teach & show that even tho we come from nothing, we can create and build avenues to get and become whatever we WANT!!! Who woulda told me when I was 16 risking my life for a few thousand hustling in my neighborhood that I would be a Executive and that I would Build a platform to help other artist become self made Millionaires #CMG NO ONE would have thought 1 Day I would Become A OWNER of A Professional Soccer Team!!! Thank you to @dcunited @mls The Whole Organization… #CMG #SUPA ⚽️”
Gotti also released a statement, where he revealed that he got into the sport of soccer, because of his son. He also loves the fact that soccer is starting to become more popular, in the United States.
“I was introduced to the game by my son and watched how quickly it has grown in our country, so I’m honored to join the D.C. United ownership group,” Gotti said. “I’ve long admired Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan’s ambition and entrepreneurship and look forward to collaborating with them – and the entire ownership group – to further elevate D.C. United’s commitment to connecting soccer, entertainment, community, and culture. Together, we’re going to enhance fan experience and bring new and exciting events to Audi Field.”
Check out Yo Gotti’s huge announcement of being part of D.C. United’s ownership below