Ja Rule, the multi-talented American rapper, songwriter, and actor, recently threw his hat into the ring for a golf sponsorship with Nike. This opportunity arose following the conclusion of Tiger Woods' 27-year, $500 million partnership with the company, which was officially announced on Monday. Seizing the moment, Ja Rule showcased his golfing prowess by sharing two videos on X (formerly Twitter), one featuring his skills with a driver and another on the putting green. In a bold move, he declared,
"Hey Nike, if you're in search of your new golf sponsorship, look no further… Exit Tiger Woods, Enter Tiger Hood."
Ja Rule's fascination with golf isn't a recent development. In a May 2023 interview with the Golf Channel, he discussed his burgeoning passion for the sport.
"During the pandemic, man, I think a lot of people picked up the game. I had played before then but never really seriously, but after the pandemic, I really, really got into golf — really caught the bug. And I’m here, man. I love playing golf. This is my office for at least 4-5 hours of the day, whenever I can get out on it."
In a social media post, Tiger Woods announced his departure from Nike, reflecting on his extensive and successful journey with the renowned sportswear giant.
"Over 27 years ago, I was fortunate enough to start a partnership with one of the most iconic brands in the world. The days since have been filled with so many amazing moments and memories."
Nike's decision to part ways with Tiger Woods is part of its broader strategy to reduce costs by $2 billion in the upcoming years, as reported by The Guardian. The sportswear giant aims to streamline its investments in golf, a move initiated after discontinuing the production of golf equipment in 2016.
This strategic shift aligns with Nike's broader financial objectives, reflecting a deliberate move to optimize its resources and focus on core areas. The departure from the golf legend is emblematic of the company's commitment to efficiency and financial discipline in its business operations.
Not long ago the hiphop legend secures a new deal that is worth $100 million.
Ja Rule has kicked off the year 2024 with a bang, making waves on Twitter by sharing some thrilling news with his fans. The rapper revealed that he has recently inked a new label deal, hinting at a staggering potential value of $100 million. While the specifics of the deal remain unclear, it's a noteworthy development that has stirred up considerable excitement.
The hip-hop icon is set to make waves this year with "The Sunrise Tour," a celebratory journey across various European cities commemorating the 25th anniversary of his debut album, Venni Vetti Vecci. Joining Ja Rule on this international tour will be a stellar lineup of supporting acts, including Mýa, Lloyd, and Keri Hilson.
The rapper already start the year on a positive note. Will the Nike deal be an addition? Follow Rhyme Junkie on X (formerly known as Twitter) and Facebook for more hip-hop news and be the first to know if the Nike deal happen!