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Diddy says he wants to buy the Carolina Panthers

"There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history," tweeted the hip-hop mogul.
Producer Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As the Carolina Panthers are expected to be up for sale at the end of the 2017 NFL season, one hip-hop mogul was quick to share his interest in buying the team.

Sean "Diddy" Combs tweeted Sunday night he would like to buy the Panthers from owner Jerry Richardson.

Diddy said in an Instagram video that he will be the "best NFL owner that you can imagine." He also went on to say he would bring in Colin Kaepernick to compete against Cam Newton for the starting quarterback's job and vowed to bring in the "best halftime show."

"It's just competition, baby," Diddy added in the video.

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Diddy also tweeted that there are no African American NFL owners and said he is hoping to make history.

NBA star and Charlotte native Stephen Curry tweeted in support of Diddy's campaign to buy the Panthers.

Diddy's tweet comes less than an hour after the team said Richardson plans to sell the Panthers. Richardson is under investigation for workplace misconduct allegations.

RELATED: Ex-Panthers employees say Jerry Richardson made payouts for workplace misconduct, SI reports

According to a report from Sports Illustrated, at least four former Panthers employees "received ‘significant’ monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson."

The Panthers are worth $2.3 billion, making them the 21st most valuable franchise among all 32 NFL teams, according to Forbes. In 1993, Richardson and a group of investors paid $206 million to create the franchise.

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