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Antonio Brown opens up about his relationship with Kanye West, post-Bucs outlook: ‘I have a new job, it’s called living’

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Antonio Brown opens up about his relationship with Kanye West, post-Bucs outlook: ‘I have a new job, it’s called living’

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Antonio Brown hopes to return to the NFL, but until then he will focus on his music.

In an interview with Complex, Brown opened up about going shirtless in the Buccaneers’ Jan. 2 win over the Jets that led to his release, and what he’s been up to since his release from the NFL.

Brown said “a few” teams have called him and he wants an “opportunity to play again.” In the meantime, he says, he is working on releasing an album, “Himmothy 2,” his second album after “Himmothy,” which was released under his stage name, aB.

“I’m a football player, man. I’m a professional athlete. Let’s not get twisted,” Brown told Complex. “That’s my main thing. But right now what I do with music is what I do when I’m not playing. So once I can have surgery (ankle) and clean myself up, hopefully the album will be out already.”

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Brown left the field during the third quarter against the Jets, removing his jersey, pads and undershirt before walking down the tunnel. The Buccaneers released him on January 6.

Brown claimed he told coach Bruce Arians he couldn’t continue playing because of his ankle injury and that the Arians wanted him to play through it. The Buccaneers said Brown was cleared by medical staff to play against the Jets, and the Arians denied Brown was playing despite an injury.

The wide receiver told Complex that his tenure in Tampa Bay was “not a good feeling,” but he also thinks he “represented himself in the right way.”

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“I could have handled my emotions better by walking off the field and making a distraction, but at that point I didn’t want to be a part of it anymore,” Brown said. “You sacrifice your health to mess with someone, and they don’t really respect that, so for me it was a slap in the face.

“I’m just glad I did what my heart told me in the moment. I could have handled it better, but I think you have to defend yourself.”

Since leaving MetLife Stadium, Brown has been partying in Los Angeles. He was spotted hanging out with Kanye West, Madonna and Floyd Mayweather.

Brown said he teamed up with West on sports brand Donda and hinted that he and West might have been involved in making music together, saying “we’ve got some stuff coming up,” before d add that West’s ‘Donda 2’ and his ‘Himmothy 2’ are both slated for release soon.

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“I have a new job, it’s called living. It’s our only job in the world, it’s just living,” Brown said. “It’s not about things that we take as so serious.”

Brown said he hopes to go platinum and be the “first athlete that people really respect for the craft, for the music.” He added that he wanted to be seen at California’s Rolling Loud music festival.

“Hope you see with my shirt all over the place, getting people excited,” Brown said.



Antonio Brown opens up about his relationship with Kanye West, post-Bucs outlook: ‘I have a new job, it’s called living’

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