Floyd Mayweather Jr. apologizes to T.I.’s wife, says rapper instigated fight over jealousy
Floyd bumped gums with blogger Necole Bitchie to speak on the T.I. beef:
“I been knowing Tiny before T.I.,” the 37-year-old fighter told celeb blogger Necole Bitchie in a phone interview, via Complex magazine, after the brawl. “I’ve never slept with her, I never kissed her, never touched her in no inappropriate way. Her friend Shekinah wanted to come to the (May 4th) fight, she brought Tiny with her. They came to the fight.”
Mayweather told the site that Sunday morning’s fight was not the first time T.I. approached him about the photo.
“(T.I.) came to me when I was in New York,” he recalled. “He stepped to me when I was at a jewelry store like, ‘Yo, let’s go outside and talk.'”
T.I. supposedly confronted Mayweather in New York weeks ago. The Las Vegas brawl was due to the tension that already existed between the men.
Their initial conversation had T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, indicating that “these girls tryna play us against each other,” and Money Mayweather questioned if he was talking about Tiny.
“Me and your wife don’t have nothing … if you think so,” Mayweather said he told the Atlanta rapper at the time.
Despite the tension, Tiny spent time in Sin City over the Memorial Day weekend and posted another photo on Instagram, this time with the boxer’s 14-year-old daughter, Iyanna.
Despite her husband’s issues with Mayweather, Tameka, looked to be enjoying Sin City with her friend. “Had to come celebrate with my new boo @moneyyaya,” the reality star captioned the pic. “Happy Birthday bae.”
According to Mayweather, after Tiny and her friend went his daughter’s birthday party earlier in the day on Saturday, the “Dead and Gone” rapper’s wife then attended a more adult party thrown by the boxer.
“Tiny and Shekinah was out here. They come to my party last night. They cool,” he said. “We was at the strip club.”
He thought “everything was cordial” until T.I. approached him again while he was eating at Fatburger in the early morning hours on Sunday. This time around Mayweather wasn’t so open to chat and told the 33-year-old rapper, “You need to get the f–k outta my face. That’s what you better do.” Words were exchanged as their interaction became more heated by the second with Mayweather.