Floyd Mayweather responds to Tip's "Fu*k N***a" and 50 Cent's incessant ball-busting.
It's safe to say that Floyd Mayweather has had a contentious rapport with several prominent rappers. The undefeated champion has long flaunted his obscene, though admittedly hard-earned wealth, spending it as he sees fit. A few days back, Floyd took to the Gucci store in the wake of a blackface controversy, which led to many in the hip-hop community to disavow the fashion company. Floyd seemed to care little for Gucci's blunder, and proudly dropped bags unknown. The act led both T.I. and Floyd's longtime sparring buddy 50 Cent to issue their own brand of merciless responses, taking to the booth and the Gram respectively.
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Upon receiving T.I's Floyd diss, "Fu*k N***a," Floyd took to Instagram to clap back in his own fashion. Mayweather penned a lengthy statement of sorts, essentially calling out the rap game for their fickle loyalties and misguided boycotts. At the center of it all, their hypocrisy. "In light of the most current boycott and digital outrage, I wanted to take the time to address a couple of issues that I myself have trouble wrapping my mind around," he begins.
"Why would we (as a people) agree to a temporary boycott of Gucci for merely 3 months if what was done caused so much strife? Why wouldn't we agree to a permanent boycott of Gucci as well as all other merchandise that fall under the Kering ownership, such as YSL, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and more? I'll tell you why, it's because in this day, celebrities and failing artist pick and choose the hottest trending topic as a means of seeking attention and using fake advocacy as their platform when their "talent" no longer benefit them."
Floyd continues, calling out his hip-hop rivals for their glorification of drugs and promiscuity, which he argues has a detrimental effect on the black community. "These same celebrities are proud deadbeat fathers and unfaithful husbands using their platform to rally the troops against luxury brands, yet have been the prime contributors of influencing the destruction of our people by way of their musical content and imagery."
Heavy words, from Mayweather. Do his blows land?