What he’s been up to: After his career peaked in 1999 with his huge smash “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” he slowly became less and less relevant. By 2005 he took a brief hiatus from the music game. However, in 2010 he made headlines when he came out of the closet and admitted he was gay. Since then, he’s written a New York Times best selling auto-biography titled Me, dropped a new album, and next month he’ll be playing Ché in the Broadway revival of Evita.
Why YMCMB should sign him: If Lady Gaga has proven anything, it’s that catering to the gay and lesbian crowd can lead to boatloads of money. If Aventura has proven anything, it’s that being a legitimate Latin music act can lead to boatloads of money. If Birdman has proven anything, it’s that he needs a boatload of money to waste betting on this year’s NBA Finals.
Complex says: Added bonus to Ricky Martin signing to YMCMB: Lil Wayne will finally have a buddy to go pants shopping with.