By Cain Cawthon
Rapper 50 Cent hasn’t always been nice to his former friend and business partner Floyd Mayweather.
It was just last August when the entertainer pledged to donate $750,000 to charity if the boxer could prove he could read. Mayweather did not take the challenge. Instead, he tweeted out pictures of two checks totally over $70 million and told 50 Cent to donate his money to Michael Brown’s family, referring to the young black man who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.
Well, flash forward a few months later, and there might be hope for the pair’s friendship after all. 50 Cent went on “The Breakfast Club” on New York’s Power 105.1 FM Tuesday morning to report the two are on speaking terms again after meeting by chance at a Chris Brown show earlier this month. Not only that, but 50 Cent boasted he plans to bet $1.6 million on Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao when the two are scheduled to fight on May 2 in Las Vegas.
“Champ gonna smoke him,” 50 Cent said, referring to Mayweather, who holds both the WBC and WBA welterweight titles. 50 Cent then went on to describe Mayweather as “super focused,” and said, “It’s gonna look like [the fight] was pumped up for no reason.” He was downright nice!
As to why 50 Cent has decided to bet $1.6 million, as opposed to, say, a more round number like $1.5 million, 50 Cent says he’s “been thinking this out” and that he’s “gotta make a real bet.”
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