Once upon a time, 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were close friends. Really close friends. Close friends to the point where it was a bit weird, actually. Any time you saw one at a major event, inevitably the other wasn’t far behind. Then, in June of this year, Mayweather went to jail for a domestic assault incident.
That’s when the rift began.
Shortly after Mayweather got out of jail, all sorts of rumors began to circulate about him and 50 Cent no longer being as tight. There was some gossip about the latter messing around with the former’s woman, too, but it was all unsubstantiated.
About three weeks ago, things really popped off. For reasons unknown at the time, 50 Cent began to take countless shots at Mayweather on Twitter. He accused him of ducking Manny Pacquiao. He called him stupid. He mocked everything there is to mock about Mayweather, really. That led into a brief Twitter war between the two – which 50 Cent later claimed was staged just to create publicity.
Yesterday, 50 Cent appeared on Power 106 and tackled his maybe real, maybe fake rift with Mayweather once again. Check it out:
If you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing, here is a breakdown of the key parts (via MTV.com):
According to Fif's account, the boxing champ told the rapper that he never gave him the green light to start a company and that's where the barrage of tweets came in. At the top of November, the two titans went back and forth on Twitter, hurling insults. Fif would later claim that it was a marketing ploy that they used to drum up excitement after Floyd's return from prison, but he recanted that and told Big Boy that the rift was, in fact, a real one.
Still the "In da Club" MC maintains that he views the pugilist as a brother and that's why the situation has escalated past a war of words, though he did admit that he and Floyd came to blows at least twice before. "I won, every time," he claimed. "It was more out of reflex though. He punched me."
So, there you have it. What are the main takeaways from 50’s interview? Well...
1. Apparently his beef with Mayweather is very real.
2. Mayweather allegedly owes him money.
3. He beat up Mayweather when the pair fought. ("I won, every time,")
Isn't friendship grand?