After a war of 140 characters on Twitter over the weekend between pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and rapper turned boxing promoter 50 Cent over the weekend, many in the boxing world wondered if the beef between the two former best friends was real. Fifty took to his Twitter account today to let the world know it was fake.
50 Cent tweeted:
I'm sick of all this nonsense Floyd asked me to act like were fighting cause no one was paying any attention after his 60 days.#SMSaudio— 50cent (@50cent) November 5, 2012
To further clarify the fake spat, Fifty then tweeted:
I know some the thing we do in hip hop for shock value are wrong. He just wanted some attention Floyd is like a brother to me.#SMSaudio— 50cent (@50cent) November 5, 2012
In what could end up being a brilliant marketing ploy by 50 Cent and Mayweather, they had the sports world talking over the weekend, bringing attention to Mayweather and Fifty. The fake Twitter war turned into free marketing and was better than any form of marketing money could buy.
This puts the spotlight back on Mayweather, who has been uncharacteristically quiet since his release form jail back in August, and also has people paying more attention to Fifty as he goes forward with his SMS Promotions.
Hopefully, with the attention back on Mayweather, he will now open up about his future plans in the ring, as the world has been waiting to hear what the undefeated champ has in store for us next since his jail stint ended a few months ago.