Its been months since the release of the beef-igniting Mafia Music. But multi-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has not forgotten Rick Ross unprovoked jab at him.
While most focused on the lines aimed at Mayweather friend 50 Cent, Ross also questioned the validity of Mayweathers wealth claims, despite the boxer grossing $50 million in 2007.
(That Mayweather money looking funny in the light.)
In an exclusive multi-part interview with AllHipHop.com, Mayweather framed Ross as an unoriginal artist who appropriated the lifestyles and appearance of other individuals.
Cassidy already did Im a Hustla, [and] hes an East Coast rapper. Thats already been done. Freeway already came out with the beard look. And then the real Rick Ross was really getting it as a hustler, Mayweather explained to AllHipHop.com. I dont have to take no shots at Rick Ross. I dont think hes making $20-$30 million every time he goes out there to perform. I got my own name, Floyd Money Mayweather. Thats original. With his rap career, I wish him nothing but the best.
Regarding Ross initial flip-flopping on the corrections officer issue, Mayweather references that controversy as proof the Miami rapper is simply selling a false image.
[His] stats and credentials dont rhyme. One minute he said he wasnt a CO or cop, next minute he is, Mayweather told AllHipHop.com. He can learn how to get money from me. If hes a cop and rapping about selling drugs, I guess he was a dirty cop! You know me, Im not ducking and dodging no one, its not hard to find me. Im in Miami all the time, Atlanta, everywhere.
Although cognizant that comments like his have a history of igniting beefs, Floyd Mayweather feels Ross is simply a disgruntled fan lashing out.
Me and my manager Al Haymon were the ones that did Lil Waynes last tour. So when I seen Rick Ross in Miami on the first show, he broke his neck to speak to me, Mayweather stated.
Rap has truly changed. He was at my Hatton fight, cheering me on. I guess he got upset because Im cool with 50 Cent. But like I said, if I need someone arrested Ill call him.
Floyd Mayweather is currently preparing for his anticipated September 19 return bout against fellow pound for pound elite Juan Manuel Marquez.
The first installment of Floyd Mayweathers exclusive interview series with AllHipHop.com will debut later this week.