Yo Gotti has gone from taking over the rap game to taking over the football game by becoming a new major shareholder at MLS side D.C. United.
Gotti just announced his new business venture on Monday, saying he and three other investors have bought ownership of the franchise. Gotti will now own 2-3% of the team – with D.C. United currently worth a total of $750 million.
Gotti is one of the most prolific rappers in the game, having had a slew of chart hits and street anthems over the course of his 20-year music career and his notoriously prolific label, Collective Music Group – home to Moneybagg Yo, Blac Youngsta and 42 Dugg – whose latest album debuted at No. 1 stateside in April.
Gotti’s investment comes shortly after Houston Texans RB Mark Ingram II invested in June to push the team’s value to $710 million.
Speaking about his investment on his Instagram, Gotti said: “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!!!”