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Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent in major Twitter beef

The beef between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent is at full force.

The boxer and rapper were once best friends, but their relationship deteriorated after a failed business partnership. Mayweather said in April that 50 was getting into the boxing promotional game. 50 took that a step further, implying in July that he was going to start promoting Mayweather and other fighters.

When Mayweather got out of jail, he had other ideas, and by September we learned that their venture had fallen apart (some alleged leaked jailhouse letters from 50 to Mayweather supposedly played a part in this). 50 Cent confirmed that was the case when he went off on Mayweather over Twitter Wednesday.

TMT IS OVER the money team is no longer a team. So it SMS promotions that’s it thats all.SMSaudio … I’m no longer apart or down with TMT promotions. SMSaudio … If anyone wants a money team jacket I’m selling mine for a dollar. The nap back hat comes with it. That’s a fare price. SMSaudio … I move the fighters to SMSpromotion cause the other half of the money team .Didnt put up there $MONEY$.SMSaudio,” 50 Cent wrote on Twitter.

He continued his assault on Mayweather on Friday:

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50 Cent showing off his relationship with Manny Pacquiao (Picture)

50 Cent is just rubbing things in at this point. The rapper/businessman shared the above picture of him with his arm around the shoulder of boxer Manny Pacquiao on Monday, along with the caption “Big business moves.”

It was reported last week that 50 and Pac-Man were planning to team up to form a promotional company. The original plan was for Floyd Mayweather to be a part of the team, but 50 said his boxing buddy has been acting differently since getting out of prison. Rather than wait for Mayweather to get with the program, 50 proceeded and is forming a company just with Pacquiao instead.

Not only will it be interesting to see what happens with Floyd and 50′s relationship going forward, but it will also be interesting to see how the new promotional company affects the boxing game.

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Manny Pacquiao, 50 Cent forming promotional company?

As the relationship between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent sours, the rapper has turned to his ex-best friend’s biggest rival for a business venture.

According to Boxing Scene, 50 Cent and Manny Pacquiao are planning to form a promotional company.

Pacquiao’s advisor, Michael Koncz, spoke with Boxing Scene about the development of the idea.

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50 Cent confirms friction with Floyd Mayweather

They say prison can change a man, and it sounds like a stint behind bars changed Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Even though 50 Cent was there when his pal was released from prison last month, he confirmed that not everything is great between them.

“[The issues between us] really comes from … everybody around him is waiting on the next time he feels generous. And I have a lot [of money], so I don’t wait for nobody,” 50 told the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” “I’ll go do what I gotta do. I don’t have to sit around and wait for the next time he feels like giving somebody something.”

50 squashed the rumor that they had beef over girls. But he does believe Mayweather changed during his time in prison.

“Me and Floyd is always gonna be cool. He is different. [There's been] a different side of Floyd coming out of the pen. That’s all.”

We already knew that Mayweather was moody compared to the more easy-going 50 Cent, so it seems like that is why there is some distance between them. And when 50 referred to waiting for Floyd to give somebody something, I’m guessing he’s referring to their business ventures.

50 Cent started a boxing promotional company in July and implied that Mayweather would be fighting for his company, not Golden Boy Promotions. Maybe Mayweather didn’t like 50 saying that, so he’s holding out on his buddy and delaying their plans. That’s just a guess about what’s happening between them, because we know something is going on.

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Floyd Mayweather left jail and 50 Cent was there to pick him up (Video)

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. received an early release from prison on Friday, and his good pal 50 Cent was part of the entourage there to greet the free man.

Mayweather was released after 63 days — 24 days earlier than his 87-day sentence dictated — because of good behavior. The top-earning boxer’s lawyer complained 12 days into his jail sentence that the conditions in prison were “inhumane.”

Floyd’s doctor “expressed deep concern for [Floyd's] health and explained that any lengthy period of time with an inappropriate diet, coupled with lack of regular exercise, will most likely lead to irreversible damage to Mr. Mayweather’s physique.”

So much for those claims. Floyd looked pretty ripped when he shared a picture on Twitter/Instagram on Friday shortly after his release:

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50 Cent implies he will promote Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights, not Golden Boy

Word emerged in April that rapper 50 Cent was starting a boxing promotion company, and we recently learned that “TMT Promotions” was likely to sign a few top fighters. What was left out is that 50 Cent is likely to begin promoting fights for pal Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is currently in jail.

50 Cent got into a Twitter argument with Oscar De La Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions promote Mayweather’s fights, when he tipped his hand.

It all started with what seemed to be a shot at 50 Cent fired by De La Hoya over Twitter on Wednesday:

50 Cent responded a day later and began calling De La Hoya “girl” (probably because of these pictures):

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50 Cent starts boxing promotion company

50 Cent has now joined the likes of Don King, Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya by founding his own promotional company for boxing.

The rapper, who’s been involved in a variety of business dealings outside of music, is calling his company TMT Promotions. (TMT so humbly stands for “The Money Team.”) It’s already acquired a license in New York and is working on doing the same in Nevada. More from SI:

In addition to working with longtime friend and pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, industry sources say TMT Promotions is expected to sign former featherweight title holder Yuri Gamboa and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell.

This is a venture Mayweather, an entourage member of Mr. Cent’s (and vice versa), foreshadowed back in April. Only then, he mentioned 50 could also be getting into the ring. It remains to be seen if that will actually happen or if it was something that got missed during one of their stack-of-money business calls.

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