Floyd Mayweather Jr. has engaged in more feuds with rappers than actual rappers in 2014. During a recent interview, the world’s highest paid athlete compares his relevancy to rappers such as T.I., 50 Cent and Nelly.
Since T.I. and Floyd Mayweather Jr. physical altercation in Las Vegas during Memorial Day weekend, the two have exchanged disparaging remarks centered around an alleged relationship between Mayweather and T.I.’s wife, Tiny. During that time, Mayweather Jr engaged in a back-and-forth spat with Nelly stemming from Nelly dating Mayweather’s former fianceé Shantel Jackson. As usual, 50 Cent has provided numerous video commentary on his personal Instagram about both incidents, all of which has led Mayweather Jr to a realization about his own relevancy:
“What’s so crazy is this: You know, when people are not relevant, and they’re not moving units like they were once moving … you’ve got to realize, I’ve been relevant for 18 years.”
Mayweather later states “hip-hop artists, they come and go” and separates himself from Hip Hop artists by reiterating his bankability. Mayweather’s September 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez broke the record for highest PPV revenue in the sport’s history at $150 million.
50 Cent took exception to the news and released a few videos on his personal Instagram account. In one of the videos, 50 alleges that Nelly slept with Melissa Brim, the mother of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s daughter, Ayanna.
Hear Floyd Mayweather Jr. speak: