(Scroll to the bottom for an update — 50 is going in on this one.)
In what used to be a bromance of epic proportions, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent’s relationship has spiraled into a hilarious vortex of social media cheap shots. Me gusta.
Here was Mayweather’s jab at the hip-hop community, generally, posted today in an M-Live interview:
“What’s so crazy is this: You know, when people are not relevant, and they’re not moving units like they were once moving … you’ve got to realize, I’ve been relevant for 18 years.
“A lot of times, you see a lot of these rap artists, they rap about certain things, but I really live it,” Mayweather said. “Every home that I have is paid for, every car that I have is paid for, and I am a hundred-million-dollar man. I mean, this is the truth, it’s not a lie.
“I mean, if these guys claim that they’re doing certain numbers and certain units, then we’ll see. My fight’s already sold out. You could take me anywhere. You could take me to the moon, and believe me, everybody’s going to try to take a trip to the moon to watch me fight.”
The undefeated 37-year-old boxer’s beef with Nelly is female-centric, and the same goes for the bad blood with T.I. But the back-and-fourth with 50-Cent is, coincidentally, all about money. 50 claims that Mayweather still owes him $2 million for the TMT production company the two started together. They had also been working on a reality TV show up until the undetermined point when Mayweather reneged on his commitment (if that is actually the case).
Now 50’s joining Nelly’s camp and calling out Money for being an idiot who didn’t finish high school.
[Instagram] I just woke up, Floyd you know better.don’t get me started you paid a private investorgater to find miss J. You love her man and Nelly took her. Lmao the nigga swoop down like a bird outta the sky. He to tall champ you can’t you win. Lol
In an unprecedented marriage of viral charity videos and hip-hop beef, 50 then went on to challenge Mayweather to read aloud a single page from any Harry Potter book, with the pretense being if he manages to get through the whole thing without messing up, 50 will donate $750,000 to ALS research (or whatever organization Mayweather wants, it’s very open-ended).
Fiddy completed the #IceBucketChallenge earlier this week, nominating Jake Gyllenhaal for some reason.
Photo caption (below): “DAMN I CAN’T READ THAT WHOLE PAGE NOW. fuck you 50, Lmao”
Why not start at the beginning?
UPDATE: Holy shit, this is getting better and better. In his most recent video, 50 says that if Mayweather agrees, Jimmy Kimmel will host the reading on his show. Plus, 50 lowers the bar — he’ll settle for “The Cat in the Hat” now:
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