Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Floyd Mayweather have gone from being friends to business partners to frenemies. Briefly, there was a chance the two multi-millionaires’ could settle their years-long tension in a boxing ring.
“I’d fight Floyd,” declared 50 Cent during an interview with V-103’s The Morning Culture. The Power Book II: Ghost executive producer went on to add that he would probably have to drop down to 150-180 lbs for a bout against Mayweather.
Mayweather got wind of 50’s apparent openness to clash with the legendary, undefeated prizefighter. On Wednesday, The Money Team leader responded to the Queens-raised rapper in an Instagram post.
This year I will focus on several exhibitions. I will have an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan again. Of Course the one with Logan Paul and I; and if Jake Paul can get past his next opponent Ben Askren, I will have an exhibition with him as well. I also heard that 50 cent would fight me but claims I’m too small. If he wants to lace up at the end of the year, we can do an exhibition then. I don’t care about weight class with any of these guys. The Paul brothers will make great money with the events, but with 50 cent It has to be “Winner Take All”.
A few hours later, 50 Cent walked back his willingness to step into a ring by returning to his regular tactics of joking that Mayweather is illiterate and promoting his own products. Jackson wrote on IG, “The fight is off because Floyd can’t read 2 paragraphs of my New York Times best seller (Hustle Harder Hustle Smarter) on IG live.”