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Maye’s tweet came shortly after he confirmed his interest in remaining in New York

New York Jets safety Marcus Maye took to Twitter Thursday as rumors swirl about his metropolitan future.

Tweeting for the first time since early September, Maye posted a clip from DMX’s June 2016 on The Breakfast Club radio program. In that clip, the late rapper quotes emotional lyrics from his single “Skyscrapers.”

The clip was part of an hour-long interview on the long-running syndicated radio program in which DMX discussed his faith, family, and struggles with addiction.

“So now I’m closer to God. But, being close from His heart, the attacks get stronger, become much harder to fight, and they last longer,” DMX said. “But that’s how it’s always been. Joy-to-pain, dark-to-light, sun with the rain. But with the right perspective that can be something to gain. Look for the good and the bad, not the sun when it rains.

“In every type of situation, you can have the good out of it, if you’re strong enough, emotionally, to look past the fact that you do have the right to be hurt,” DMX continues in Maye’s clip. “But you know what, let me put my hurt aside for a minute and see what I can get from this situation. God, we thank You for this gathering of souls.”

Maye includes an emoji of hands in prayer. It’s his first non-reply tweet since Sept. 1, when another emoji, a depiction of a man facepalming, was thought to be in response toward the Jets’ release of young cornerback Bless Austin.

The safety, who is currently playing on a $10.6 million franchise tag, is set to return from a two-game medical absence when the Jets face off against the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Speaking publicly for the first time since his ankle injury, suffered in the Jets’ Week 3 loss in Denver, Maye clarified that he has no intentions of leaving New York before the season’s end. Speculations about a Maye trade arose when his agent, Erik Burkhardt, noted that his client would be eligible to return shortly before the trade deadline.

“Of course, I’m here,” Maye said, per Robby Sabo. “Every time I’m in this building, I’m 100 percent. Every time I’m on the field, I’m 100 percent. I’m going to be with my guys no matter what.”

Maye also expressed remorse for a DUI incident that occurred in February but was not reported to the Jets until earlier this month. He has addressed the matter with head coach Robert Saleh and his staff.

“Once I’m in the building, I’m all go,” Maye said in Cimini’s report. I don’t think there’s a trust issue from my end and stuff like that. They know I’m 100 percent with these guys every time I step on the field and walk in the building.”

Maye additionally responded to a random Twitter reply once his media availability concluded.

“Lol, okay coach,” Maye said to a Twitter account that criticized his play.

Marcus Maye and the 1-4 New York Jets seek their second victory of the season when they take on Bill Belichick’s 2-4 New England Patriots up in Foxborough this Sunday.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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