Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather addressed the rumors of a beef brewing with his bff 50 Cent in a recent interview with Fight Hype.
Here’s what he had to say:
FIGHTHYPE: So the media is saying that you and 50 are beefin’.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER: It’s not that we’re beefin’. You gotta realize, 50, he travels a lot and he has other stuff. He’s got his headphones, he has his energy drink, you know, he makes appearances overseas, so he’s very busy, and I’m making a lot of appearances, so a lot of times, two people may not always be on the same page, but that don’t mean it’s a hate-hate relationship. Everybody wants to see me and 50 bump heads. Like I said before, no matter what he says about me in an interview, I’m always going to be positive. After my incident, it made me look at life in a total different way. I’m well off. I’m comfortable. I’m happy to have my freedom. My children, you know, they’re in school and doing good. Why sit back and talk negative or talk bad about a person? That’s not what I’m about. I’m never going to speak on no one else’s situation. My thing is to keep my business in order and intact. If I can help anybody around me or any friend in any type of way, I’m going to help them.
FIGHTHYPE: So with that said, I take it the rumors about your friendship with 50 being strained aren’t true.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER: Like I said before, all you do is hear rumors all day, but now you’re hearing it from the horse’s mouth. When you hear things, like they say, “50 Cent went out there and done an interview and 50 said this and said that,” well, if he’s my real friend, no matter what he says about me, I’m still going to conduct myself in an orderly fashion. It’s not a real friendship if he’s my friend in January, but he’s not my friend in February. That means we were never really friends, because when you have a real friendship, that’s an unbreakable bond. Real friends go through ups and downs and I don’t believe in putting the media or the public in my business with my friends. So no matter what he said about me, I’m never going to speak negative about him.
FIGHTHYPE: So you and 50 are not beefin’?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER: When people say beefin’, beefin’ in my eyes is something that enemies go through. 50 and I are not enemies.
So, there we have it…