“Black don’t crack. Listen, I can fly.” The former NFL star once known as Ochocinco riffed on social networking, homophobia in football and Richard Sherman during a brief swing through New York.
Former NFL star receiver Chad Johnson, previously known as Ochocinco, is willing to talk about almost anything — as any of his 3.7 million Twitter followers will tell you.
During a 20-minute break from serving ice cream to fans near Times Square as part of promotional appearance with New Era, Johnson dished on the handful of topics he hasn't yet touched — or expounded upon — on his wildly popular social media accounts.
1. Why he loves Twitter.
"It gave me a voice. I don't need ESPN. I cut the middleman out. I’m not going to hide or bite my tongue. I’m not trying to hide who I am or what I do. This is me."
2. Whether he's part of Black Twitter.
"The problem is that I’m a part of everything. I’m a part of White Twitter. I’m a part of Black Twitter. I’m a part of New York ... I’m the leader of Black Twitter, how about that? I’m a black guy and I enjoy tweeting."