News: Floyd Mayweather Grants Rick Ross A Pass, Promises To "Just Let Things Go"

Thursday, Oct 15, 2009 5:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has responded to Rick Ross' recent taunts saying that he has decided to grant the Miami based emcee a pass.

Describing their different careers, Mayweather promised Ross was not on his radar.

"I just think that when you are one a certain level, you just let things go by," Mayweather said about his situation with the "Boss." "I'm a fighter. That's what I do. I'm into contact. He's a rapper. That's what he do. The thing I'm gonna do is stay in my lane and let him stay in his lane. But it seems Rick Ross is a fan of Floyd Mayweather -- in fact, Rick Ross was at the Ricky Hatton fight. He paid money to see me... I appreciate the donation from Rick Ross." (MTV)

While sarcastically wishing Floyd "much success," Ross recently took a few jabs at the boxer during an interview.

"Oh yeah, I did a version that was picking on that girl," Ross laughingly admitted in an interview with radio personality Big Tigger. "Nah, you know, some of my G's out in Vegas told me, you know, that he was kinda sweet. So I just put it on the table and they haven't addressed it. It is what it is, I wish him much success. But he wanted my attention so I gave it to her. [laughs]" (Live In The Den)

Rick Ross recently released a spoof music video which disses the undefeated fighter's career and exposes his alleged IRS problems.

The video uses Mayweather against himself by featuring clips of him bragging about his financial success such as him saying "Guess what? The difference between me and everybody else, my sh*t is paid for. What about yours?" but then plays news reports which discuss the boxer's alleged IRS problems. This includes him allegedly being $6 million in debt to the government due to taxes. Much like a parody diss record, Ross also raps from a boxing ring gym with a skinny boxer dressed as Mayweather with a robe which reads "Filthy B*tch." Ross' Triple C's are also featured in the video speaking on their profits while the spoofed version of Mayweather dances. (YouTube)

Mayweather previously addressed Rick Ross in an interview over the summer.

"I don't have to take no shots at Rick Ross," Floyd said. "I got my own name, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. That's original. With his rap career, I wish him nothing but the best...His stats and credentials don't rhyme. One minute he said he wasn't a CO or cop, next minute he is. He can learn how to get money from me. if he's a cop and rapping about selling drugs, I guess he was a dirty cop! You know me, I'm not ducking and dodging no one, it's not hard to find me. I'm in Miami all the time, Atlanta, everywhere." (All Hip Hop)

Check out Rick Ross & Triple C's interview below:

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