The never-ending beef between “frenemies” 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather may finally be coming to an end.
Last month, 50 Cent made accusations about Floyd’s alleged illiteracy on Instagram, prompting him to read a full page from the popular children’s book, The Cat In The Hat without stopping or making any errors. Shortly after, Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club leaked audio of Mayweather struggling to read a brief commercial drop. In return of the “ESL Challenge,” the rapper promised to donate $750K to Mayweather’s charity of choice.
Despite being ridiculed throughout social media, Money Mayweather chose to remain silent on the matter, until recently when he held a press conference to promote his upcoming fight against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. “Will God not let me in heaven because I didn’t read like a news anchor? Look, I would be perfect at reading if it was how I made my living and fed my family,” he said.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Money Team leader took things a step further and hit 50 with another blow in regards to his music career. “I wish 50 Cent nothing but the best,” Mayweather continued. “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.”
When questioned about the rapper fowarding funds to charity, the boxer said, “I was thinking of something, you know, when you asked me about 50 Cent. If you want to donate money, donate money to the Mike Brown family … I shouldn’t stop you. Our company, me and Leonard [Ellerbee], we have been donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to different organizations for years without any media, without getting credit … The best thing for 50 Cent to do, and there are no hard feelings, is to give that $750,000 to Mike Brown’s family.”
On Aug. 9, St. Louis teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson. The Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into the entire Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.