Rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have a toxic history. Their budding public friendship and working collaborations gave way to a bitter feud and rivalry that has played out over social media and the tabloids since the mid 2010’s.
The former friends fell out when Mayweather refused to give the musician half of his company, according to the boxing legend.
It was speculated in 2012 that 50 had signed on to promote Mayweather after he got a license to promote boxing fights through his company TMT Promotions. The acronym stood for The Money Team, a nickname used by the entourage of the world champion boxer.
50 Cent decided to weigh in on Mayweather’s upcoming fight on V-103’s “The Morning Culture”. Because of the two’s long and storied history together, 50 Cent expressed that he’d like to take on his former friend in the ring, despite there being an obvious size difference in the twos physiques.
“Whats real popular is this celebrity boxing” said popular radio and television personality Big Tigger. “Apparently Lamar Odom is suppose to fight somebody. is there anybody that could get 50 in the ring? basically anybody you’d seriously wanna punch in the face?”
“i’d fight Floyd if I could get down there.” Joked 50. “Or he’d just have to let me not get down to 150. I tried I looked like a homeless person. I could make it down to probably, like 180.” The rapper and DJ laughed it off, obviously poking fun at Mayweather being smaller than 50.
Mayweather is now taking on 50’s challenge. In a lengthy post promoting his upcoming fight with Logan Paul, the undisputed champ has this to say. “I also heard that 50 cent would fight me but claims I’m too small,” writes Mayweather. “If he wants to lace up at the end of the year, we can do an exhibition then. I don’t care about weight class with any of these guys. The Paul brothers will make great money with the events, but with 50 cent It has to be ‘Winner Take All.'”
At this points its unclear if the two will actually step into the ring, but it would definitely make for must see TV.