Antonio Brown has successfully traded in his football pads for some beats and a microphone.
The capricious wideout, who ripped off his uniform and literally quit on the Buccaneers during their penultimate game of the 2021 season, will perform as a rapper in Worcester Thursday night. The show will take place at Whiskey on Water, a popular nightclub downtown, at 8:30 p.m. Per the event page, three tiers of tickets have already been sold out.
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The only tickets remaining are $35 and $40 tiers.
Brown blew up his NFL career in spectacular fashion last season, publicly calling out former head coach Bruce Arians and his ex-friend Tom Brady. Most recently, Brown ripped Brady for taking time off from Buccaneers training camp.
Early this year, Brown accused Alex Guerrero of ripping him off. “Imagine your QB trainer charging you 100k then doing no work,” tweeted Brown in January (he followed up that screed with a now-deleted post that included his bank account info).
But it seems like Brown has found a home on stage — at least for now. He’s come out with an album, “Paradigm,” and performed at the popular rap festival Rolling Loud Miami in July.
One of Brown’s songs, “Pit Not The Palace,” has over 1 million plays on Spotify. “I'm from the pit, not the palace,” says Brown in the chorus. “I’m kinda stylist, lifestyle lavish.”
Several popular rappers make guest appearances on “Paradigm,” including DaBaby, Young Thug and 42 Dugg. Brown says Kanye West played a big role in the album’s production. (Brown is the president of Kanye’s Donda Sports Initiative.)
While Brown originally said he wants to play again in the NFL, the four-time Pro Bowler said in May he wants to take the 2022 season off. That probably isn't a problem, considering teams likely aren't clamoring to sign him following his series of explosive exits.
In the meantime, Brown can keep performing, albeit on a different stage. Get your tickets now!