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2 Chainz wants a piece of the Atlanta Hawks

Rapper 2 Chainz is eager to join the ranks of celebrity sports team owners with a stake in his beloved Atlanta Hawks basketball franchise.

The I'm Different star is a regular courtside at the Philips Arena, where the Hawks play at home, and he's such a big fan, he reveals he would love the opportunity to become a part-owner.

"If it happens it happens," the former college basketball player tells TMZ.com, "but I'm definitely interested.

"It would be exciting to get a percentage, get my own parking space... you know, live it up."

If 2 Chainz's dreams come true, he will join the likes of Usher, who is a minority owner of pal LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers, and Nelly, who has a small stake in the Charlotte Hornets.

Jay Z also served as a co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, but sold off his shares in 2013 to avoid a conflict of interest after launching his sports management firm, Roc Nation Sports.