Floyd Mayweather Involved in Altercation with Rapper TI in Las Vegas

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer IMay 25, 2014

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Updates from Monday, May 26

Floyd Mayweather explains what happened with T.I. in Las Vegas, courtesy of NecoleBitchie.com:

On T.I approaching him over the Instagram photo

[T.I] came to me when I was in New York. He stepped to me when I was at the jewelry store like, 'Yo, let’s go outside and talk.' We went outside to talk, but he talked about, basically, 'These girls tryna play us against each other.' I said, 'I don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re talking about your wife?' I never put up a picture of her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I was basically like, 'Listen. I’m letting you know I ain’t got…me and your wife don’t have nothing…if you think so.'

So Memorial Day Weekend, a lot of people come out to Las Vegas. Tiny and Shekinah was out here. They come to my party last night. They cool. Everything is cool. We was at the strip club. Everything was cordial. We having fun. I throw my daughter [Iyanna] a big [14th] birthday bash today. I’m eating at Fatburger and next thing you know, he walk in talking about we need to talk again. And then I told him, 'You need to get the f--k outta my face. That’s what you better do.' And then he said, 'I ain’t talking to all these people so you ain’t gotta talk loud.' I said, 'Listen, don’t come to my face with no disrespectful s--t. Like I told you before, you must’ve forgot what I did for a living.' He said, 'You do in the ring, I do it in the streets.' I said, 'My man, I do it everywhere. You can find out if you want to.' Just like that.

Then a couple of words exchange and people got to pushing and a riot kinda broke out. And then a bunch of chaos and that was basically it. Because, like I said before, he probably does some foolish things, but he ain’t no damn fool to swing on me. Like, you must’ve forgot what I do for a living. He had a totally different look on his face.

Necole Bitchie also provided audio of Mayweather discussing the incident (warning: NSFW language):

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Floyd Mayweather and rapper T.I. were involved in a heated altercation early Sunday morning in Las Vegas, per TMZ:

T.I. took a swing at Floyd Mayweather Jr. and it caused a chair-tossing brawl in the Fatburger on the Vegas Strip early Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to several witnesses ... Floyd was eating inside the restaurant when T.I. walked up and started jawing at Floyd.

It's unclear what caused the beef, but we're told T.I. swung at Floyd ... their giant bodyguards jumped in to separate them ... and then the all out melee began.

Video from the altercation involving the pound-for-pound champion quickly surfaced, with Mayweather clearly shouting at somebody while being surrounded by other people. The website BallerAlert.com shared footage from Mayweather's perspective on Instagram (warning: NSFW language):

BallerAlert also posted an image of Mayweather with T.I.'s wife, Tiny:

As for the scene at Fatburger, Instagram user yungxmontana provided video (warning: NSFW language):

TMZ also reports that police confirmed one man suffered a minor injury as part of the scuffle. The man apparently denied treatment and refused to cooperate with officers on the scene.

It's not clear what Mayweather's involvement in the physical altercation was, if he had any. However, judging by the videos that surfaced from the scene, Mayweather certainly wasn't pleased by what transpired.

Following the reports of the incident rapper 50 Cent posted a video on his Instagram account discussing the news (warning: NSFW language):

He also posted a photo with the caption: "Me and floyd working all this out lol#smsaudio#animalambition."

For boxing fans, this comes less than a month after Mayweather's successful bout against Marcos Maidana. Mayweather will be looking to push his record to 47-0 during his career in September, but it remains to be seen whom his opponent will be. Whether it's a rematch with Maidana or even a fight with Manny Pacquiao, all attention is focused on Mayweather outside the ring for the time being.

Mayweather has yet to release a statement, and it remains to be seen if he will acknowledge Sunday's incident. However, "Money" is one of the most outspoken and social media-savvy athletes in the world, so one could assume he will look to clear the air.

Verbal and physical altercations have followed Mayweather in recent years, so this will surely pique interest from fans and pundits. Once he announces his next opponent, eyes and attention will quickly focus on his next fight. Until then, though, social media will be buzzing about the scene from Fatburger.

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