During a press conference, Floyd Mayweather again spoke about his feud with his former friend, rapper 50 Cent. While 50 has characterized their mean-spirited back-and-forth as having a brotherly foundation, Mayweather indicated that they are far from friends and doubted that they ever were.
“I think it is safe to say that I was his real friend, but he wasn’t my real friend,” Mayweather said. “A lot of times, because of our upbringing, we tend to not be loyal or happy. And when we’re not happy, we don’t want to see other people happy.”
“I wish 50 Cent nothing but the best,” Mayweather says. “I don’t know if he’s still making music. The last time I checked he was a boxing promoter, but I still wish him nothing but the best.”
50 mocked Mayweather’s alleged difficulty reading and challenged the welterweight champ to read a book for charity. Mayweather said that 50 could donate money to the family of Mike Brown, the teenager who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, last month.
“I was thinking about something when you asked me about 50 Cent,” the boxer says. “If you really want to donate money, how about you donate money to Michael Brown’s family? I shouldn’t stop you [from donating money to charitable organizations]. Our company has been donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to different organizations for years without looking for the media attention. The best thing for 50 Cent to do is to donate the $750,000 to Michael Brown’s family.”