Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz & Rick Ross Support Floyd Mayweather, Rappers Respond To Marcos Maidana Fight
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. received support from 2 Chainz and Rick Ross leading up to last night's fight against Marcos Maidana and was escorted to the ring by Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber.
Rappers Rick Ross and 2 Chainz escorted boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to his weigh-in on Friday (May 2) according to a recently posted Billboard article. Billboard reports that Mayweather entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena accompanied by DJ Drama’s 2 Chainz featuring single “My Moment."
For fight-night itself, Mayweather walked to the ring escorted by a live performance by Lil Wayne and was also accompanied by Justin Bieber. Lil Wayne used the occasion as the live debut of his new Carter V single “Believe Me" after hinting at a surprise via Twitter.
Mayweather took to Twitter to thank Rick Ross and 2 Chainz for their support leading up to the match.
Rick Ross also posted a picture on Twitter of himself with Mayweather before last night’s fight.
Last night (May 3), Mayweather fought Argentinian boxer Marcos Maidana and won in a majority decision after a twelve-round bout. The victory maintains Mayweather’s undefeated professional streak and pushes his career record to 46-0 in that arena. According to Fox News, Maidana threw considerably more punches but landed marginally less than his opponent.
"It was a tough, competitive fight," Mayweather said. "I normally like to go out there and box and move. But he put pressure on me. I wanted to give the fans what they wanted to see so I stood and fought him.”
"I think I won the fight," Maidana said according to Fox News. "He didn't fight like a man."
During and following the bout, many rappers took to their Twitter accounts to react to the decision and respond to fans about the fight.
I can see why some people gave it to Maidana tho... He impressed them with volume.. He kept busy even tho he didn't land much @KDashOz— NiCKLE (@Royceda59) May 4, 2014
Floyd Money Mayweather Wins!!!!— Willie D (@WillieDLIVE) May 4, 2014
Awe don't look like that .. You know you ain't win that fight Maidana— NiCKLE (@Royceda59) May 4, 2014
Bieber get your hoe ass out the damn screen pls. Look like you trying to kiss Floyd homie.— XZIBIT (@xzibit) May 4, 2014
Head down, swimming & alladat I fuck with Maidana he a crash dummy somebody go put cuz on the set we need niggas like him.— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) May 4, 2014
Following his victory, Mayweather posted a photo of himself alongside Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber.