Earlier this month, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather defeated Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Now he’s reportedly been spotted brawling with T.I. in a local Fatburger.
On early Sunday morning (May 25), witnesses at a Fatburger on the Las Vegas Strip say Mayweather was eating inside the restaurant when T.I. walked in and started to exchange hostile words, TMZ reports. Soon after, the rapper allegedly swung at Mayweather and a fight broke out, resulting in the minor injury of a restaurant employee. Bodyguards for T.I. and Mayweather stepped in and the two celebrities left the scene before police arrived.
At one point during the melee, Mayweather was heard telling T.I. to “control your bitch.” While it’s still unclear was started the brawl, it’s been reported that T.I.’s wife, Tiny, had been hanging out with Mayweather earlier that night.
Just last month, T.I. and fellow rapper the Game got into an intense standoff with gun-wielding Los Angeles PD after they mistakenly believed cops beat up their friends outside a popular nightclub.
Meanwhile, 50 Cent mocked the Las Vegas brawl on Instagram, telling the boxing champ in a mock phone call that his “uppercut ain’t gone mean sh*t when nig**s start shooting.”
UPDATE: In an attempt to clear the air, Mayweather spoke with Necole Bitchie to discuss what was said at the fast food chain, the rumors which led to the conflict and his apology to Tiny. Check out their discussion below.
Floyd on his relationship with Tiny
I been knowing Tiny before T.I. I’ve never slept with her, I never kissed her, never touched her in no inappropriate way. Her friend Shekinah wanted to come to the [May 4th] fight, she brought Tiny with her. They came to the fight.
After the fight was over Saturday night, Sunday they came over my mother’s house. My mother had a big, big party for me. They came over and showed love. They came over to my house all cool, all respect. Hang out with The Money Team, my crew. Everybody was cordial. No disrespecting type. After that, I guess she put a picture up on Instagram of her at the fight so I guess he [T.I.] was feeling some type of way.
On T.I approaching him over the Instagram photo
[T.I] came to me when I was in New York. He stepped to me when I was at the jewelery store like, “Yo, let’s go outside and talk.” We went outside to talk, but he talked about, basically, “These girls tryna play us against each other.” I said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re talking about your wife?” I never put up a picture of her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I was basically like, “Listen. I’m letting you know I ain’t got…me and your wife don’t have nothing…if you think so.
So Memorial Day weekend, a lot of people come out to Las Vegas. Tiny and Shekinah was out here. They come to my party last night. They cool. Everything is cool. We was at the strip club. Everything was cordial. We having fun. I throw my daughter [Iyanna] a big [14th] birthday bash today. I’m eating at Fatburger and next thing you know, he walk in talking about we need to talk again. And then I told him, “You need to get the f-ck outta my face. That’s what you better do.” And then he said, “I ain’t talking to all these people so you ain’t gotta talk loud.” I said, “Listen, don’t come to my face with no disrespectful sh-t. Like I told you before, you must’ve forgot what I did for a living.” He said, “You do in the ring, I do it in the streets.” I said, “My man, I do it everywhere. You can find out if you want to.” Just like that.
Then a couple of words exchange and people got to pushing and a riot kinda broke out. And then a bunch of chaos and that was basically it. Because, like I said before, he probably does some foolish things, but he ain’t no damn fool to swing on me. Like, you must’ve forgot what I do for a living. He had a totally different look on his face.
On wanting to apologize to Tiny
Only person I wanna apologize towards is Tiny. I said something like “control your b-tch” and I don’t want to say that about Tiny. So I do apologize to Tiny because she cool people, man. She cool. She never been disrespectful to me. Shekinah never been disrespectful to me. I’m going to continue to support Tiny and Shekinah cause they’re cool people and I don’t got nothing against them. So I apologize for that.
I’m not sleeping with that girl [Tiny] and I told that man before. But if I was, talk to her about that, don’t talk to me about that. But I’m not going to be disrespectful because I’m not going to sleep with a married woman. Now if she was divorced…I still wouldn’t do that because I’m cool with her and we have a real cool and cordial relationship and sometimes sex can mess a good friendship up. And basically, I don’t want to f-ck up a good relationship that I have with a person. So whatever I said, “stole your b-tch…take your b-tch” or whatever, I apologize to Tiny and all of her children and T.I.’s children for saying that. I want to apologize to the children and Tiny and Tiny’s family for saying what I said.
As far as him swinging on me, I ain’t having that. You see me. I’m out all night. He didn’t make an appearance so let’s see how his face look.
And that pic floating around with Tiny and Floyd supposedly at Fatburger together, he says she wasn’t even there.
Tiny wasn’t there. My daughter had a birthday party. Tiny is married. I respect that. I don’t care if y’all separated, she’s still married under God’s eyes and the law. I’m not going to sleep with a married woman. I’m not going to do that. Like I said on All Access, I’m becoming a better person.
After the incident was over, Floyd and his crew headed over to King of Diamonds Vegas. Meanwhile, T.I. had an event at the T.W. Theater next to Fat Burger but pulled a no-show due to the incident.
Obviously, there are two sides to every story, but for now, do you believe Mayweather's assessment of the situation?