A law enforcement source told The Los Angeles Times Mayweather “had conversations with” rapper Earl Hayes, 34, the morning he shot himself and his wife, Stephanie Moseley. LAPD detectives want to question Mayweather about any conversations he had with Hayes on Monday.
“We’re reaching out to Floyd Mayweather, trying to set up an interview,” Detective Scott Masterson told The New York Daily News on Tuesday. “We haven’t spoken with him yet.”
The boxer was reportedly communicating with Hayes on FaceTime Monday morning, discussing the rapper’s relationship with his wife before the shootings. The rapper was distraught over his wife’s alleged cheating, mainly involving Trey Songz, according to TMZ. After Hayes threatened to kill his wife, Mayweather, who was still on the FaceTime chat, attempted to discourage Hayes from doing so.
Moseley, 30, was a dancer and TV personality on the VH1 cheerleader show “Hit the Floor.” Hayes, a member of Mayweather’s entourage, was once signed on the boxer’s record label Philthy Rich Records.
Police were called to the apartment in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard in the Fairfax neighborhood around 7:30 a.m. after neighbors heard shots fired and a woman screaming. Upon arrival, officers heard more gunshots and then entered the apartment where they found Hayes and Moseley dead.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s assistant chief, Ed Winter, confirmed that Moseley “had multiple gunshot wounds,” according to People.
Close friends of Hayes and Moseley were both shocked to hear the news.
“No one (saw) this coming—because, again, Hayes is not a violent guy,” Burrell Wilks told KTLA about his friend. “We’re all devastated.”
“VH1 and the entire ‘Hit the Floor’ family send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends in this difficult time,” VH1 said in a statement.
Moseley’s friend, actress and model Eva Marcille Pigford, said she thought that the couple had the usual relationship issues, but didn’t suspect violence, according to KTLA.
“Stephanie was an absolute angel,” Pigford said. “She’s just loved. She will never, ever, ever, ever be forgotten.”
Mayweather attended the Los Angeles Clippers game against the Phoenix Suns Monday night, TMZ reported, but did not talk to reporters.