Floyd Mayweather Explains Fight With T.I. at Fatburger in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has spoken out about his crazy fight with T.I. at a Fatburger restaurant in Las Vegas. The five-division world champion boxer offered his side of the story to Necole Bitchie who got the exclusive interview.
According to Mayweather, the fight was over his close friendship with T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. Apparently, the Atlanta rapper was upset about a photo that Tiny posted on Instagram of her hanging out with Floyd’s daughter, Ilyanna.
After hosting a 14th birthday party for his daughter Ilyanna, Mayweather and his crew went to Fatburger for a bite to eat. It was there that Tip confronted Mayweather and a brawl ensued.
We’ll let Mayweather explain it.
I’m eating at Fatburger and next thing you know, [T.I.] walk in talking about we need to talk again. And then I told him, ‘You need to get the f— 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—. 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.”
Mayweather insists that he hasn’t done anything inappropriate with Tiny and he has been close with her for years.
“I been knowing Tiny before T.I.,” he said. “I’ve never slept with her, I never kissed her, never touched her in no inappropriate way.”
Mayweather wants to apologize to Tiny for his disrespectful remarks about her during his skirmish with Tip.
Only person I wanna apologize towards is Tiny. I said something like “control your bitch” and I don’t want to say that about Tiny,” he said. “So I do apologize to Tiny because she cool people, man. She cool. She never been disrespectful to me.”
“I’m not sleeping with that girl [Tiny] and I told that man before,” he continues. “But I’m not going to be disrespectful because I’m not going to sleep with a married woman. Now if she was divorced…I still wouldn’t do that because I’m cool with her and we have a real cool and cordial relationship and sometimes sex can mess a good friendship up. So whatever I said, ‘stole your bitch…take your bitch’ or whatever, I apologize to Tiny and all of her children and T.I.’s children for saying that.”
Mayweather’s account seems to corroborate with Jay Bling’s story of what happened on that fateful night.
You can listen to the entire interview above.