Snoop Dogg’s interest in owning an NHL team has been recurring news over the past month since he joined a bidding group trying to purchase the league Ottawa team. Snoop and his group have been competing with a different purchasing group also looking to buy the team. That other group includes major investments from actor Ryan Reynolds and The Weeknd. Both parties have been raising the stakes in the month since with offers that now run north of $1 Billion.
Not only is Snoop Dogg looking to become the NHL’s first black owner, but he also wants to bring hockey to the black community. “Amazing what @neko_sparks is trying to do in Ottawa & I’m looking forward to being a part of that ownership team,” he noted in an Instagram caption at the time. A new Instagram post made just yesterday sees the legendary rapper sporting some custom embroidered sweatpants with the Senators logo prominently displayed. While he doesn’t confirm anything the post seems to be a strong hint that his bid may have gone through.
Snoop’s Senators Drip
Snoop Dogg has long been a vocal sports fan. He loves football and is often seen volunteering at youth football camps. The team he’s most associated with though, is the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s often sitting courtside at games and has proven himself to be somewhat of an expert on the team and its history. During the team’s late-season turnaround and deep playoff run this season Snoop was frequently supporting his team on social media.
Snoop got some attention recently when he was announced as a headliner for an upcoming Hip Hop 50 event. Mass Appeal and Live Nation are teaming up for a show celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary. Joining Snoop as headliners are Lil Wayne and Ice Cube. He’s also shown solidarity with the Writers Guild which is currently on strike for improved worker conditions. On top of sending them food, he postponed scheduled shows with Dr. Dre in support of their strike. Tell us what you think about Snoop Dogg becoming the first black NHL owner in the comments below.