Ray-Ray is keeping his eye on the prize.
49ers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud emphasized his focus on the upcoming Super Bowl over any potential encounter with Taylor Swift in a recent interview with TMZ.
McCloud praised Swift’s talent but stressed that football takes precedence over music. Despite Swift’s possible attendance at the Vegas-hosted Super Bowl, if she can make it there in time, McCloud’s dedication to football remains unwavering, overshadowing any musical aspirations.
While McCloud’s music may fly under the radar for many rap fans, his EP “Crowd Control,” recorded alongside fellow players Darren Waller, Terron Armstead, and Melvin Ingram, gained recognition after all six songs were featured on the in-game soundtrack of Madden 24.
Additionally, McCloud recently assumed the role of CEO at talent agency Legendary Tribe Entertainment. On the field, McCloud boasted 135 yards on 12 catches during the season.
“I’m a big fan of greatness. She’s great at what she do. She big time. But, hey, this is football. We don’t care about no album coming out. We don’t care about none of that. Congrats to her on the Grammy thing she did, but we don’t care about none of that, man,” McCloud said
In other NFL news, the league hosted its annual season awards, with McCloud’s teammate Christian McCaffery securing Offensive Player of the Year.
However, MVP honors went to Lamar Jackson in a decisive victory, earning him his second career MVP award with 49 of 50 first-place votes. Dak Prescott and Christian McCaffery trailed behind, with Josh Allen securing the lone remaining first-place vote.
Despite being a preseason favorite, Patrick Mahomes finished seventh with only six total votes.
Jackson’s MVP win marks a unique season, as he became the first QB MVP to finish outside the top ten in touchdown passes and passing yards. Nevertheless, Jackson led the Ravens to a 13-4 record and an AFC Championship Game appearance, defeating numerous formidable opponents along the way.
Notably, 10 of the Ravens’ 13 victories came against teams with winning records. Additionally, Jackson showcased his rushing prowess, amassing 821 yards, marking his highest rushing total since the 2020 season.