(AllHipHop News) The much talked about confrontation between T.I. and Floyd Mayweather is a news story that crosses over between sports and Hip Hop media. On the sports side, First Take‘s Stephen A. Smith jumped into the conversation during the ESPN 2 show.
Smith offers support for both Tip and Mayweather, but also described the situation as a “crab in basket mentality” for black men and added it “looks like hooliganism.” Smith left some of his most critical comments for T.I.’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle who suggested Tip was jealous.
“I’m trying to figure out why would the wife go on Twitter and dime out her husband like that? That doesn’t make sense to me,” said Smith. “Even if it were true that is your husband, and he is supposed to take precedent over everybody else. Even if he’s wrong. That’s something you tell in private. You don’t tell the world that he’s wrong.”
Watch Stephen A. Smith on First Take below.