Floyd Mayweather made boxing history yesterday (September 12) when he defeated Andre Berto in a unanimous decision, ESPN reports. This victory ties the boxer with Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 career record.
Mayweather said prior to the match that this would be his last time in the ring. He confirmed his retirement to reporters after the bout with Berto.
“You got to know when to hang it up, and it’s time for me to hang it up,” the boxer said.
Many rappers took to social media to congratulate the champion on his victory. Despite his prolific career, Mayweather has received criticism for his glorification of money and his confrontations outside of boxing. He has feuded with T.I. and 50 Cent, among others. He also spent two months in jail in 2012 for domestic battery. Some of the posts took note of this criticism and said that winning overpowers the negativity.
“Congrats @floydmayweather !! Now it’s time to party!!!” Puff Daddy wrote on Instagram with a flier for his Marquee Fight Night party sponsored by Ciroc.
“@floydmayweather congrats on perfect 49-0 record,” Rick Ross wrote on Twitter with a picture of Mayweather and the MMG Black Bottle Boys logo.
“The best ever! F#%k what they talking when you winning!!” Meek Mill wrote on Instagram for a caption of a picture of the boxer with his title belts.
“TBE… 49-0,” Lupe Fiasco posted on Instagram, referencing the boxer’s “The Best Ever” title.
“Congrats @floydmayweather ANOTHER ONE!#wethebest,” DJ Khaled wrote on Instagram for the caption of a picture of himself with Money May.
Fabolous apparently was in attendance for the Las Vegas fight and posted an image on Instagram.
“Mayweather VS. Berto Congrats to @floydmayweather. A 49-0 record is incredible.. People overlook that like its a easy feat, but the real ones know & respect your hard work! We need 1 more WIN so you can have the record & so I can bring my son to see that last fight!! #MayweatherVsBerto #Vegas#TMT #TheFamily,” he writes, referencing the boxer’s The Money Team.
Flo Rida also posted that he was at the fight. On Instagram, he shared a picture of Mayweather kneeling in the center of the ring after finishing the final round.
“Keep God 1st in anything you do and you will not be stopped. Salute to my brother the undefeated @FloydMayweather 49-0 #TMT #STRONGARM,” he writes.
Top Dawg Entertainment executive Punch also gave a nod to the fighter.
“Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The Best Ever,” he says on Twitter. “Hahahha niggas hate Mayweather, but NOBODY beat him.”
The two take shots at one another over a video Plies uploaded that featured Young Thug’s daughter.
Young Thug and Plies have engaged in a war of words via Instagram after Plies uploaded a video of Young Thug’s daughter to the social networking site.
Young Thug then commented on Plies’ post with the following message, according to an Instagram upload from The Shade Room.
“Get this shit off yo page or its problems my nigga, not asking no more on slime”
Continuing in another post, Thugger threatened Plies with “problems” if the Florida rapper failed to remove the video from his Instagram page by the end of the day.
“Man listen, I want everybody in the world to ‘@’ this fuck nigga Plies and tell this pussy ass nigga if he don’t take this muthafuckin’ video of my daughter off his muthafuckin’ page calling her by her name it’s gon’ be problems, nigga. If you don’t [take it] down today on everything I know it’s problems, bro. Whatever you wanna be with, pussy ass fuck nigga.”
Plies then responded with the following message, captured again by The Shade Room:
“First and foremost, I’ll never disrespect nobody’s children, never have and never will. I put up an IG post of a little girl, I ain’t know who the fuck she was. All I know is she was speaking on how I felt, nigga, and still feel like she speaking for me. And if you have a problem with it, fuck nigga, you ask me to take it down, you don’t threaten me to do nothin’, pussy nigga.”
Young Thug later issued a response to Plies’ comments, admitting that the mother is also in trouble for allowing their daughter to curse.
“U NOT THE ONLY #BITCH IN TROUBLE THE #MOM IS TOO, I WILL NEVER CONDONE MY CHILD CURSIN! AND HAD I KNOWN ABOUT IT.. IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ON THE INTERNET….”
The photographer is saying the retail store used an image of his without permission.
The retail store used the image to make a women’s sweater with his face in the Oakland Raiders logo and a men’s T-shirt with the same design.
Hoelck is also suing clothing company Control, who designed a similar shirt.
He says that he sent a letter to both companies in June demanding that they stop selling the T-shirts, but neither complied, so he is taking them to court for the profits from the products.
Forever 21 released the women’s sweater, along with other N.W.A-inspired clothing, in 2013 and after receiving criticism for the collection, took the items off the shelves, according to Huffington Post.
A men’s version of the T-shirt is still up on the Forever 21 website, but is sold out.
Kevin Gates makes his first public statement regarding an incident where he reportedly kicked a fan from onstage during a recent concert in Florida. The response comes in the form of a song entitled “The Truth,” which was posted on World Star Hip Hop.
“Man in the mirror, you way outta order / Go to jail, who gonna look out for your daughter? / All in the news ’bout what happened in Florida / Posted on WorldStar on iPhone recorders / She grabbed my dick over and acted, I’m sorry / Two or three times I had already warned her / Edit that part out, I don’t like to argue,” he raps in the opening bars of the song.
The chorus for the song calls out the girl for her behavior.
“You should have respect for yourself / You a queen and you wasn’t respecting yourself / Ever been disrespected, you know how it felt / You don’t have to like me, go love someone else,” Gates raps.
Gates was charged with simple battery.
Kevin Gates has been charged with simple battery, TMZ reports.
The rapper allegedly kicked a fan in the chest after she was tugging on his shorts during a concert in Florida last month.
The police investigated the incident and decided to charge the Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper.
The fan’s mother, Kristy Irelan, says she received a CT scan while at the hospital. Irelan also revealed that her daughter “passed out” following the kick.
“She told me that she was excited to see him and next thing she knows she was kicked in the chest and she was passed out…It pisses me off. I don’t care who you are- an NFL player, just a regular person or a rapper- you don’t come to anybody’s home town and kick anybody- she did not deserve that,” Ireland said, according to AllHipHop.com.
Amateur video of the encounter, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows someone touching Gates’ leg. He then kicks them with his right leg.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper has yet to respond directly to the incident, but did send the following message on Twitter shortly after his performance: “Kill me,when you see me – it’s dat simple”
It is currently unclear what the results of the teen’s CT scan were, and if the family plans on taking any legal action.