Hip Hop Week In Review: The Most Popular Stories The Week Of 05/25/14
Floyd Mayweather's bout with T.I. dominates the week's most popular headlines list.
T.I.'s Floyd Mayweather altercation dominated the headlines of the week. The fight, which reportedly took place May 25, was responsible for three of the week's most-read stories.
T.I. Starts Fight With Floyd Mayweather In Las Vegas
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather were involved in a an altercation at a Fatburger location in Las Vegas on May 25, according to various sources. This was one of the week's most popular stories and it led to other popular stories of the week.
The fight reportedly took place because T.I.'s wife, Tiny, was spending time with Mayweather and his entourage.
For a video of the altercation, click here.
Floyd Mayweather To T.I.: “These Hoes Ain’t Loyal”
Following reports of the above altercation, a video surfaced of Floyd Mayweather addressing the matter.
"That's what I told T.I.," Mayweather says in the clip. "These hoes ain't loyal."
Mayweather said this with Chris Brown's "Loyal" playing in the background while he was at Larry Flynt's Hustler nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather was reportedly partying with several people that evening, including 2 Chainz, Flo Rida and Benzino. He allegedly spent $30,000 on strippers.
To view a video of Floyd Mayweather's comments, click here.
Floyd Mayweather Explains Root Of T.I. Altercation
Beyond the above comment, Floyd Mayweather also address the situation in an interview.
"After the fight was over Saturday night, Sunday they came over my mother’s house," Mayweather said regarding a party Tiny and her friend Shekinah attended after the fight. "My mother had a big, big party for me. They came over and showed love. They came over to my house all cool, all respect. Hang out with The Money Team, my crew. Everybody was cordial. No disrespecting type. After that, I guess she put a picture up on Instagram of her at the fight so I guess he [T.I.] was feeling some type of way.
"I been knowing Tiny before T.I.," he added. "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 said this wasn't the first time he and T.I. had words about this situation.
"[T.I.] came to me when I was in New York," Mayweather said. "He stepped to me when I was at the jewelery store like, 'Yo, let’s go outside and talk.' We went outside to talk, but he talked about, basically, 'These girls tryna play us against each other.' I said, 'I don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re talking about your wife?' I never put up a picture of her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I was basically like, 'Listen. I’m letting you know I ain’t got… Me and your wife don’t have nothing… If you think so."
For more from this interview, click here.