By Edward Chaykovsky
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has come swinging back at his former friend, rapper 50 Cent. Two days ago the rapper officially announced his departure from the "The Money Team" - a phrase that Mayweather coined for his close friends and associates. 50 Cent was under the impression that Mayweather would become his partner in a brand new promotional company, TMT Promotions.
Mayweather backed away from TMT and continued to work with his existing partners, Golden Boy Promotions and adviser Al Haymon. 50 Cent started a new company, SMS Promotions. The SMS roster includes Gamboa, Billy Dib and Andre Dirrell.
On Friday night, 50 Cent took to the social networks - firing shots at Mayweather and his adviser Leonard Ellerbe. He also dared Mayweather to fight Gamboa.
"Gamboa wants to fight Floyd. I will put up a extra 20 million for the winner. [Gamboa] don't like it that Floyd pulled out [from the TMT Promotions venture]. Ellerbe, you a broke bum. Gamboa wants to fight, tell [Floyd to] lace up. Gamboa is the truth...Floyd knows that....stop tricking and fight. Gamboa moving up in weight Floyd. You should have known not to go against me punk. I can't hang out with Floyd no more...I'm tired of running from Manny Pacquiao," the rapper wrote on the social networks.
Mayweather answered back and their war or words is getting down and dirty. He jabbed at 50's new promotional company and then fired on 50 himself.
"SMS = Snakes Maneuver Slick, SMS = Sisters Managing Sports, SMS = Similar Mayweather Show. [Mayweather then posted a photo of 50 Cent with the following title] a male boxing groupie.. hold my belts because your album sales have declined. [Mayweather posted another photo with the title] f*** boy you look cute in that [TMT] jacket," Mayweather wrote.
"I respect the shooter, not the one who got shot [referring to 50 Cent getting shot in 2000]. [Mayweather posted a final photo of 50 Cent with the following title] hold my money, f*** boy."