Since his retirement from the NFL, four-time All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown has undergone quite the career change, shifting to the entertainment industry to become a hip-hop artist. And based on the size of his crowd at his most recent performance, it seems Brown is doing quite well in his new venture.
This weekend, Brown performed in Miami at Rolling Loud, which has been the largest rap-only music festival in the world since it began in 2015. Brown became the first athlete-turned-rapper ever to perform at the festival, according to HotNewHipHop.com.
Brown performed his hit song “Pit Not The Palace” in front of a massive audience in Miami.
Antonio Brown is performing at Rolling Loud Miami 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/8D0gJmF4Js
— Shannon sharpes burner (@shannonsharpeee) July 22, 2022
Field to Festivals
— AB (@AB84) July 24, 2022
Following his controversial exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brown has been dedicating all of his efforts to his new musical career and has become friends with Grammy Award winner Kanye West, with the two even expressing a desire to purchase an NFL team together.
When a video of Brown’s latest performance hit social media, it got mixed reviews from the NFL world. While many poked fun at the former receiver’s new career, several were pleasantly surprised by his musical talent, including New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson.
Kid Cudi and AB performed at Rolling Loud.. take a wild guess on who got stuff thrown at them and left the stage? https://t.co/aP3rs9O7u6
— Bootman (@TheFiggyFig) July 24, 2022
🤔😂😂 idk minus the lil finger points-cat walk moves lol Antonio Brown seem like he thriving in spite of what the world wanna label him… not too many artist perform at rolling loud let alone football players turned musician but 🤷🏽♂️
— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) July 23, 2022
Lol I’m too hard on dude ?
— Ceedy Duce. (@CGJXXIII) July 23, 2022
— *EL* 🇲🇦 (@JuniorGalette93) July 23, 2022
My dawg 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/LZcWdoFL3Z
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 23, 2022
dressed like a packet of ketchup https://t.co/weQ7biVlBA
— Ashley Nicole Moss (@AshNicoleMoss) July 23, 2022
Yo am i buggin? This…ain’t wack? Lol https://t.co/Mc5jLb9yVW
— Kazeem Famuyide 🇳🇬 🍎 (@Kazeem) July 23, 2022
Regardless of anybody’s thoughts on Brown’s music or performance, he’s been undeniably successful in his new career. In addition to this massive festival audience, his song “Pit Not The Palace” has nearly 1 million listens on Spotify.