Much like his son, Floyd Mayweather Sr. isn't a fan of 50 Cent. In fact, the renowned boxing trainer said Floyd Mayweather Jr. should end his feud with 50 Cent by facing off against the rapper in the ring.
Mayweather Sr. addressed his son’s spat with 50 Cent during an appearance on “The Vegas Take,” a radio program on Fox Sports 670 Las Vegas. During the interview, the 61-year-old gave his opinion as to why 50 Cent continues to insult Mayweather Jr. in the media.
“50 Cent seem like he got a problem since Floyd left him,” Mayweather Sr. said, according to audio obtained by TMZ. “Whatever it was that made Floyd leave, he left. Floyd had nothing else to say about it. [50 Cent] is a world-known singer acting like a kid.”
Later, Mayweather Sr. suggested that 50 Cent’s 100-pound weight advantage over his son wouldn’t help him if the pair engaged in a boxing match. “Let him go up against Floyd, then we’ll see what he has to talk about. Floyd would stop all that s--- in the papers … it wouldn’t be no more said when Floyd get a hold of his a--,” he said.
For months, 50 Cent and Mayweather Jr. -- who were once close friends -- have exchanged barbs on social media. The exact reasons for the end of their friendship have never been adequately explained.
“My son ain’t got no reason to look back about nothing. He did his job. He ain’t got to worry about nobody like 50 Cent, cause 50 Cent is a player hater,” Mayweather Sr. said.
Using social media’s viral “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” trend, 50 Cent took to Instagram on Aug. 21 to mock Mayweather Jr.’s intelligence. “This is a special A-S-L….E-L-S challenge for you, Floyd,” he said. “If you can read one page of a Harry Potter book, n----, I’ll donate $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to.”
In response, Mayweather Jr. posted photos of a pair of checks he received to Twitter. “Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless,” he wrote.
Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless. pic.twitter.com/dpwE3X7eLR
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 23, 2014
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