In case you missed it, 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had something of a bizarre exchange this past weekend.
Late Friday, 50 began to needlessly hurl a bunch of insults at the man he previously regarded as his “brother” and “best friend.” It was supposedly because Mayweather hadn’t done his part in their much-ballyhooed venture into boxing management together, but it was sort of impossible to tell. Twitter isn’t great when it comes to context for insults – it’s just great for the insults. After a bit of 50’s jabbing, Mayweather responded. Hard. You can check out their entire exchange here.
Two days after their initial e-altercation, 50 Cent took to Twitter and announced that the whole thing was staged. That Mayweather had asked him to raise up a ruckus just to get both of them into the news again.
Some people bought that, other didn’t. (We fall into the latter group.)
Mayweather, for his part, stayed quiet after the initial exchange. His first legitimate words on the beef (or fake beef, whatever), didn’t come until just recently during an appearance on V-103 in Atlanta.
While he didn’t expound on the situation in great detail, certain phrases Mayweather used made it seem like all wasn’t particularly great between him and 50. He said that they were cool, but then also said “I wish him nothing but the best” and “…may not always see eye to eye.” When people uses phrases like that, they’re usually not referencing their super close associates. Who knows, though. Either way, it’s probably a safe bet that we won’t be getting any more Twitter explosions from these guys in the future.
(Kudos Larry Brown Sports)