Floyd Mayweather was a recent guest on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN‘s “Drink Champs” podcast, where the boxer talked about his infamous 2014 fight with T.I.
The two brawled in a Las Vegas Fatburger that year, and at the 1:04 mark of the chat, N.O.R.E. asked Mayweather if Tip sucker punched him.
It’s been said for years that T.I.’s wife Tiny Harris was the reason for the fight, because she was hanging out with Mayweather in Las Vegas that same week, which T.I. didn’t like.
“I just tell men like this: If you feel like your woman is a trophy, she should be at home on the shelf, period. Trophies sit on the shelf,” said Mayweather during the interview. “Everybody know if you violate, I’m going to demonstrate. I’m a man first and I stand on what I believe in.”
“A lot of times, a man gets mad at a man … when a man should be checking his better half,” added the boxer.
The 42-year-old then seemed to deny that T.I. got the better of him during the brawl.
“If y’all think that somebody done something to Floyd Mayweather … I get paid to kick ass and I’m the best at what I do,” he stated.
Mayweather then said that T.I. is wrong for being concerned with Black issues in one breath, then bragging about his drug dealer past in the next. But he didn’t mention the rapper’s name.
“These artists, they claim to be pro-Black one day. Some days they want to be Frank Lucas and then they want to be Malcolm X, then they want to be Huey P. Newton,” said the fighter.
T.I. seemed to respond to Mayweather’s interview on Sunday in an Instagram message.
“Money can’t hide da sucka in you,” wrote the Grand Hustle boss.
A lot of folks then left comments under T.I.’s post, and some said he should’ve ignored Mayweather’s comments all together, while others said he should’ve tagged him in his message.
“Shots Fired Expeditiously 🤛🏽🔥😂 💯🎯,” one person wrote while he or she used the name of Tip’s podcast.
“Tag that man lol don’t post no subliminals 😂😂😂,” wrote another.
“Why is you [and] Mayweather both going back and forth yaw both kings man! Get money,” a third person stated.
“The best response is no response,” a fourth commented.