Lil Wayne is now the part owner of a Major League Pickleball team in Texas.

Lil Wayne Joins MLP Ownership Group

On Wednesday (Oct. 25), CBS Austin reported Lil Wayne has joined the ownership group for the Texas Ranchers, a Major League Pickleball team out of Austin, Texas. Along with being an investor in the team, Tunechi will also serve as the organization's strategic advisor. Those duties will include upcoming apparel collaborations and working "with the team to build pickleball courts in underserved areas."

"Pickleball is the moment and I’m excited to be part of the Texas Ranchers ownership group," said Lil Wayne. "I’ve enjoyed watching and couldn't pass up the opportunity to join this team of owners."

Pickleball, which is similar tennis but uses a smaller court, paddles and wiffleball, is one of the nation's fastest-growing sports. The MLP is currently in its second season and has expanded to 24 teams.

XXL has reached out to Lil Wayne's reps and MLP for comment.

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