Odell Beckham Jr. Launches Production Company & YouTube Channel
Odell Beckham Jr. is making business moves off the field. The 26-year-old wide receiver is jumping into the digital space, launching his own production company, ITN Productions, part of a pact with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. He’s kicking off his latest venture with a YouTube channel that launches today. The channel will give fans an off-the-field look into is life life.
“It’s amazing to launch my very own YouTube channel and give fans a behind-the-scenes look into my life. This collaboration between Wheelhouse Entertainment and [digital firm] Portal A will expand my digital presence and engagement with fans around the world.”
Beckham is leaving his longtime home with the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Earlier this week, Beckham made headlines, opening up about his sexuality and rumors that he’s gay. He said of homosexual rumors,
“I’ve never had an opportunity to talk about this. Honestly wasn’t offended. I’ve never once had no problem with anybody who has their own personal life that they live. I have friends who are gay. It was almost more funny to me. I almost messed with them even more. It’s like when someone gives me an ultimatum, I’m usually always going to go to the opposite way of what you want me to go. So when they would say that, I would almost mess with them even more. I have no problem with anyone’s sexual orientation.”
He agreed that there’s a stigma in the Black community about men being homosexual if they’re “close with other men” before he vented about backlash he has received after being spotted with women outside of his race.
“Even like little videos where they see me leaned back or something, they’ll say that I’m looking at a guy’s ass. And I’m like, “Bro! You don’t even know where my mind is at.” It was just a lose-lose. They’d see me with a white woman and be like, “Why don’t you be with any sisters?” I have no problem with any race. Love is love. If you’re attracted to somebody, you’re attracted to somebody. There was such a stigma built up, [as though] I don’t like my own women. It’s like, no, I don’t like anybody who annoys me.”
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