Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather and rapper T.I. reportedly were involved in a heated altercation early Sunday morning in Las Vegas, reports TMZ.
According to witnesses, T.I. approached the boxer as he was dinning at a Fatburger joint in Las Vegas, and started harassing Floyd verbally. Then the artist allegedly punched Floyd, as a result chairs and fists were flying in the early-morning hours.
Two Instagram videos from the scene show rising tension between the two celebrities, as Floyd “Money” Mayweather is heard saying “control your b**** motherf*****, in the reference to hip-hop star’s wife, Tameka aka Tiny.
The Las Vegas Police Department arrived at the scene minutes later, but T.I. already left. The police reported one minor injury of the restaurant’s employee, who witnessed the fight but wasn’t interested in cooperating with the police investigation.
The real cause of the brawl remains unclear, however, TMZ claims that T.I. had been upset by an Instagram photo his wife posted earlier that day of herself with Mayweather’s teenage daughter.
Apparently, T.I. considered the fact that his wife was seen with another man disrespectful and decided to confront Floyd in person. However, Floyd denied any romantic involvement with Tiny.
Later, Mayweather issued an apology to Tiny for using obscene language in relation to her during his argument with the rapper, saying that they became friends long before Tiny married T.I.
“Only person I wanna apologize towards is Tiny,” Mayweather explained. “I said something like ‘control your b—-‘ and I don’t want to say that about Tiny. So I do apologize to Tiny because she cool people, man. She cool. She never been “disrespectful to me.”
The world champion admitted he had invited Tiny and her friend to his May 4th fight and an afterparty at his mother’s house. He also said that the 33-year-old artist, who has served prison sentence in the past, approached him during a visit to New York to discuss the May 4th get-together, says Bet.
“[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.’” Mayweather recalled.
“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.’”
However, it seems that T.I. wasn’t impressed with this explanation, as the boxer goes on saying: “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— 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 sh-t. Like I told you before, you must’ve forgot what I did for a living.’ He said, ‘You do it 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.”