Antonio Brown’s football career may be over, but his rap career appears to be paying off.
On Sunday (Oct. 9), just hours before his old teammates took the field, AB was on social media bragging about his financial success in the rap game. The controversial wideout-turned-rapper released a snapshot of a $150,000 cheque from Secure the Bag Record Label made out to his label CAB Records LLC.
The sum on the check represents a bi-weekly payout beginning July 15, 2022, or around 90 days after the release of his sophomore project Paradigm in April.
“I get paid to rap #putthatshiton,” he captioned the photo, referring to his new single “Put That Shit On.”
While the former pass-catcher appears to be doing well, he is involved in litigation related to his music career.
Secure the Bag Entertainment is suing AB for breach of contract and slander, according to court records acquired by XXL on Oct. 10, saying he tried to bill the label $178,000 for “fraudulent” business expenses shortly after receiving the $150,000 advance from the company.
The suit also says Brown asked STB owner Ryan Kane for $250,000 for a Lil Wayne feature that only Brown could hand-deliver to Tunechi. Kane claims that after handing Brown the check, he changed his mind and canceled the payment.
According to the suit, after being unable to cash the payment, Brown reportedly “made disparaging claims on social media about STB writing bad checks and not paying their debts.” Other allegations in the suit include AB making racist and obscene remarks.
On Monday, AB addressed the suit on social media. “I get paid to Rap Paid To Snap Ryan Kane STB is not secure this is a stop payment for my new track feat lil wayne report truth it’s unethical per source Cab Records Inc C A B hol on wait,” he captioned a snapshot of the check destined for Lil Wayne on Twitter.
I get paid to Rap Paid To Snap Ryan Kane STB is not secure this is a stop payment for my new track feat lil wayne report truth it’s unethical per source Cab Records Inc C A B hol on wait pic.twitter.com/d7PebOrZ6S
— AB (@AB84) October 10, 2022
Back in May, XXL interviewed Antonio Brown on his fledgling rap career.
“I’m grateful to be accepted in the lane, with my rap brothers, and everyone on my record,” AB said. “I want people to be able to connect with the music truly and authentically, not just with me as an athlete and knowing my face and knowing what I do.”
In June 2022, Antonio Brown played at the Rolling Loud Miami festival.