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50 Cent on Twitter: I ‘don’t see no black people’ at Daytona 500

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50 Cent was among the celebrities on hand for the Daytona 500 Sunday, and he may have felt somewhat out of place. The rapper observed that there were very few black people at the track and tweeted about it:

50 appears to have deleted the tweet, but several people retweeted it, and Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel wrote about it.

NASCAR appears to be trying to invite diversity to the track by inviting 50, rapper T.I., and retired linebacker Ray Lewis to participate in race festivities. African-American athletes like Randy Moss and Michael Jordan have had racing teams (though Jordan’s was motorcycles), so it’s not as if racing is just a (southern) white thing. But it looks like the core of NASCAR fans remains Caucasian, as 50 noted.

50 still seemed to have a great time regardless. He mixed it up with plenty of drivers:

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Floyd Mayweather on 50 Cent: I wish him nothing but the best

Floyd Mayweather visited with a radio station in Atlanta this week to promote the music album for one of his artists, and during the interview he briefly addressed his beef with 50 Cent.

Mayweather was expressing disappointment over the way the media covers the times he goes clubbing and partying. He complained that outlets are selective about what images they choose to use in stories (like this for instance). He brought up his issues with 50 Cent in the same context, as if he was blaming the media for it.

“Even the thing with me and 50 Cent. A mother and father may not always see eye-to-eye. A sister and brother may not always see eye-to-eye. If I call someone my real friend, I can’t sit back and bad-mouth him. I wish him nothing but the best,” Mayweather said on V-103 in Atlanta.

“He’s a hell of an artist and we move on and we do us.”

Mayweather was very composed when he was talking about 50 Cent and didn’t seem to be bothered. I don’t know that this answer from Floyd was enough for me to believe that the Twitter beef between the men was staged, but it’s enough for me to recognize that Floyd is not taking everything public. This stance actually fits into the way he’s behaved throughout the beef; it’s been mostly 50 Cent initiating the trash talk, with very little response coming from Floyd.

Here is a video of Mayweather’s interview with V-103 in Atlanta (the 50 Cent part comes around 3:30):

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50 Cent: Beef with Floyd Mayweather was staged

Rapper and wannabe boxing promoter 50 Cent went on Twitter very early Monday morning to say that his highly-publicized beef with Floyd Mayweather Jr. over the weekend was staged.

The Twitter beef between them went mostly one way with 50 Cent tweeting at Mayweather. Floyd finally got in on the act by calling 50 a “groupie” in response to the rapper chiding him on Friday night. Now 50 Cent appears to be backtracking (or revealing the truth, depending on how you view things).

He sent the following tweets early Monday:

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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.

H/T Black Sports Online

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.

Glove touch to Boxing Scene