Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. recently talked about his publicized split from G-Unit’s 50 Cent last year and why business decisions ultimately tore them apart.
Despite having a longstanding personal relationship with Fif, Money Mayweather said they could not come to terms on the business side.
“It’s just like, when it comes to business, sometimes two people don’t see eye-to-eye,” Mayweather revealed in an interview. “We just didn’t see eye-to-eye with the business. And it’s sometimes best, when you don’t see eye-to-eye, for him to go his way and for me to go my way. He invested money into his own company. My company has always been Money Mayweather Promotions. That’s been my company from the beginning. And I know 50 has had G-Unit from the beginning and I know he’s with Interscope. So, Mayweather Promotions has been the only company I’ve been with, which is my company. … Like I said before, it’s just business, just not seeing eye-to-eye with business and he’s entitled to say whatever he wants to say. Just because he may say something negative, don’t mean I’m going to say something negative. I have to be the bigger person.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Earlier this year, the G-Unit head honcho kicked it with Mayweather’s father.
So, maybe 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. don’t really hate each other after all. Earlier this week, Fif was spotted at CES 2013 in Las Vegas promoting his SMS Audio products. And, it was pretty interesting because the G-Unit general also had Money May’s dad Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Mike Tyson there with him, too. They even posed for the picture that you see here. So, does this mean 50 is back on speaking terms with Mayweather Sr.’s son? Eh, we doubt it. As you probably know, Mayweather Sr. and Mayweather Jr. don’t always get along all that well, either. But, still: It’s gotta sting Mayweather Jr. just a little to see his dad siding with 50 right now, no? (Complex)
A few months ago, Curtis Jackson hit up SOHH and updated fans on his relationship with Mayweather, Jr.
“To be honest with you, you wouldn’t really learn very much about business from Floyd,” Fif told SOHH when asked what lessons has he taken from previously partnering up with Money Team Promotions. “I think you would have an opportunity to see somebody live a music video. Like non-stop. [He's] living the stuff that you would see, when rappers talk about stuff, Floyd’s living it to the fullest. And I’ve said it before, he’s like my brother, like my younger brother. But there’s [things he does] and he gets confused. I get mad at him but it passes, that’s all.” (SOHH)
Rumors of their split heated up the Internet around mid-September.
Rumors are flying hot and heavy that the joint venture into boxing promotion called TMT (The Money Team), headed up by pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rapper 50 Cent, is already kaput. The Ring magazine reports that Australian featherweight fighter Billy Dib, recently signed by TMT, has had his contract folded into the operations of the still operating Mayweather Promotions. The Ring also says that a source close to the rap superstar indicates that 50 Cent is “no longer involved in boxing.” (Boxing Insider)
Check out Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s interview: