Bow Wow sets sights on owning NBA team

Hip-hop star Bow Wow has his sights set on becoming the youngest ever owner in the US's National Basketball Association (NBA) and has started buying a share of his local team.

The rapper, whose real name is Shad Moss, has a number of other business ventures in the pipeline, including a fast-food restaurant, reports MTV.

The 19-year-old said: "I'm franchising a McDonald's. I own a sneaker [takkies] store in Atlanta, and me and the Atlanta Hawks [basketball team] could be doing something big in the future. I would become the youngest owner ever in the NBA. When it comes to business, I love making money with stuff I love to do.

"Everybody knows I love basketball. I wish I could get out there and play with the Hawks, but [the players] are 9 feet (2,7m) tall. So the only thing I can do is invest in the team." - Wenn