Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent were once close friends but have since engaged in a public feud for years – and the boxing legend has hit back at the rapper’s latest jibe.
Amid rumours that Mayweather could have a rematch with Irish MMA star Conor McGregor or fight UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, 50 Cent claimed that any return to action would be because the 42-year-old has run out of money.
In response, the former five-weight champion took to Instagram to show off his wardrobe of shoes, captioning the picture “This is just my shoe closet part 1”.
Mayweather and 50 Cent were once close friends, and the latter recently opened up about his frustration that their feud keeps being brought up in public, but he thinks he knows the reason why it is.
“We are good,” 50 Cent told Hot 97 radio on Friday. “I just don’t understand why he keep having the conversation…how am I coming up in conversations?
“I don’t even care what they doing. It only happens when it’s fight time. When it’s time to build some type of energy or some sort of press. When it’s time to make a fight, then that happens.”
Mayweather was the highest paid athlete of the last decade according to Forbes , netting $915 million from his lucrative fights purses.
Despite this, 50 Cent claimed that his lavish lifestyle has left Mayweather needing to return to the ring.
“I think he got to (fight again) right now because the money gone,” he said. “What you think? It’s fight, get the money, spend the money, fight. It’s been two years [since his last fight].
“With that lifestyle, the money’s gone, trust me. Now he’s like…call him he’ll be at your local hosting in a nightclub because he needs that extra right now.”
Meanwhile, Mayweather recently admitted that he does not know when he fell out with his old friend.
“I’ve been nothing but good to him,” Floyd told the Drink Champs Podcast . “I’m 100. I’ve been nothing but solid with him. I’m a solid dude and he knows I’m a solid dude.”
“If this man (50 Cent) comes over to my house, my chef will cook big meals for us. We sit back and kick it. We traveled on the jet together.
“This is coming out of the blue. It’s like me and you, I’m kicking it I’m right here talking with y’all, I’m come and do the show with you every day and then one day you say something out of the blue and damn, ‘where is this coming from?’”
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