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I don’t like Donald Trump. At one point in time he was a respected business man. But increasingly he became a bit of a pop cultural icon. There were the jokes about the toupée, he was popping up in movies and then he got the reality show, “The Apprentice.” If he had stopped there, I would have never given him a second thought. But then he started blatantly disrespecting the President of the United States and intentionally inflaming people with whom he disagreed. In other words, Donald Trump became a troll. It’s now his full time job.
I know you’re thinking, I thought this story was about 50 Cent, what does Donald Trump have to do with all this? My point is: 50 Cent is the Donald Trump of the Hip Hop community. Like Donald, at one point in time, when you said 50′s name, the utterance was met with respect. He’s still a talented rapper, no one will take that from him, but over the years, 50′s ventured away from rap. And that wouldn’t have been so problematic if it didn’t give us a chance to see so much of 50′s childish, misogynistic and downright vile behavior. (See: him cursing Ciara, his ex, out on Twitter, sending hateful text messages to his son, missing that same son’s graduation and more–if you need a few examples.)
And 50′s latest victim is boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Now, let me tell you I’m not a fan of Floyd Mayweather either. He too has behaved rather poorly in the past few years. But that still doesn’t mean I can ride for or even chuckle at 50 Cent’s recent literacy challenge directed at Mayweather.
Earlier today 50 posted this video.
And beneath it he wrote:
Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or fucking up. lmao
Yes, it is quite ironic that 50 is challenging Mayweather to a literacy test and used the wrong “except.” But even more upsetting is the fact that 50, a grown man with children and several jobs, even has time for this dumbness. I don’t know why these rappers keep messing with Floyd like they don’t know he could literally kill them with his bare hands.
And to think, these two used to be friends.
Remember last week when we talked about Floyd Mayweather advising women on how to dress, saying “if a female shows half her body she’s asking to be disrespected,” and ladies everywhere engaged in a unanimous eye roll? Yeah. We didn’t forget which is why when we caught up with the lightweight boxing champ on the red carpet of the Debra Lee PRE dinner during the BET Experience this weekend we had to ask him what that sexist epiphany was all about.
Though Floyd did give us another dose of his misogynistic viewpoint, he did at least offer up some advice for how men need to carry themselves too. But at the end of the day he still gets a side-eye from us. Watch the video above and tell us what you think.
Shantel Jackson and Floyd Mayweather arguably had one of the most volatile breakups of 2014. As you may recall, the public was made aware of their split around the time that Shantel went public with her new relationship with rapper Nelly. Apparently unhappy with Shantel’s decision to move on, Floyd took to the Internet with medical papers believed to be Shantel’s and told fans that he broke up with the model because he learned that she aborted their twin babies.
For the first time since their split, the couple ran into one another at a BET Awards pre-party last night. The encounter was very awkward as to be expected and to make things even more interesting, the exchange was captured by TMZ.
When Floyd realized that Shantel was at the party, he tried to get her attention to say hello.
“Don’t be like that!” Floyd yelled across the room to Shantel who we’re guessing ignored him.
On the other side of the room, cameras captured Shantel having her pathway blocked by a woman who was more than likely trying to keep the lovers-turned-enemies apart. Interestingly, just before entering the party, Shantel spoke with a TMZ cameraman about Floyd giving her the name “Miss Jackson.”
“Of course my last name is Jackson, but it was given to me by my ex significant other,” she told her interviewer.
Witness the awkward encounter below.
You know, I used to get mad whenever celebrities didn’t speak on topical, but very important issues.
But after witnessing quite a few celebrities kind of put their foot in their mouths with some less than thrilling commentary on a number of social issues, I think it is best that we sometimes allow them the option of just shutting the hell up! Most times really. For instance, boxing champion and expert lover of self, Floyd Mayweather, made some comments recently that he could have kept to himself.
In case you missed it, the five-division world champion fighter caused quite a stir earlier this month when he took to Instagram, and using that stupid chalkboard background, instructed the womenfolks of the world on how to dress for success. More specifically, he tweeted the following:
“How a female dresses is her advertisement. If a female shows half of her body, she’s asking to be disrespected. If she dresses classy, expect to be treated like a lady. How you’re addressed lies on your attire. Sexy is a spirit, not an outfit.”
And if there is anyone more qualified to talk about treating women with respect, it’s a man “caught” on camera dropping more than 100k on several exposed stripper booties at a strip club in Miami, right? And no offense to any of the women he dated, but they didn’t exactly dress like Dolores the librarian. In fact, I’m pretty certain that Mayweather probably pushed aside a few women named Dolores and a couple of librarians – with their shirts buttoned all the way up to the neck and rocking a dignified hemline – to get to some of the women he has been linked to. And I do recall one of the mothers of his children getting into a very public tiff with the boxer over their daughter wearing the same non-librarian and kinda s*xy look that Mayweather’s old flame Shantel Jackson wore to a match.
By his logic, I too can assume then that because Mayweather is always flashing his cash and parading around in opulence, he deserves to get robbed. Or should I assume that since he occasionally dresses like a thug rapper at times, he deserves to be profiled and harassed by the police, because you know, they too like to profile people? Please note that I do not believe those things at all. But can we as people just work on treating others with respect not based on attire, but because being a decent human being is a good thing?
And that brings me to my real question: Why do so many women believe this nonsense?
No, seriously, an inquiring mind really wants to know why the comment threads on sites, which are running this story, are mostly filled with other women (supposedly… because you really never know who is actually lurking behind most of these avatars) co-signing these silly theories about a woman’s dress and respectability as if it was true and right? I mean, we do know it’s not true, right?
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been street harassed in various outfits – from sweatpants, to a T-shirt, to a headscarf (that’s right) and to my more figure-flattering apparel. It really doesn’t matter. Nor does it matter when many of us find ourselves in a conversational space dominated by men (for the sake of argument, let’s say it’s at work), and despite being in your most professional attire, you have your opinions and suggestions either ignored or disregarded (and let’s not forget the also very real possibility of sexual harassment at work despite what you wear). And then there is sexual assault and abuse, which we know happens to all sorts of women, regardless of style of dress.
Likewise, those dudes didn’t care that when I wrote that essay on Dr. Umar Johnson’s sexist and homophobic rhetoric, I had on a nice, modest full-length caftan and that my hair was wrapped up in yet another scarf. They still filled my mentions on various social media sites with disrespectful and vile words like “Negro bed wench” and the old standby and quite unoriginal word, “b***h.” Many of us should understand by now that regardless of how you carry yourself or deliver your messages, some men really just feel entitled to say and do what they want to women. And I think that that Mayweather’s archaic line of thinking fits into that category.
I truly believe that as women, we do ourselves a huge disservice when we hold each other to standards based around how men feel and react. Not to mention all of the voluptuously dressed women walking around with men, who actually respect them and treat them with such respect, on their arms. Meagan Good is a prime example of that. And you can’t get anymore “respectable” than being the “First Lady” of a church.
Note: There was an error in the original quote posted. Mayweather didn’t say “deserve,” but rather, “asking to be disrespected.” The change has been made. Apologies for the confusion.
In case you missed it, quite the conversation was had more than a week ago on Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram page. It didn’t have anything to do with his past relationship drama with Shantel Jackson, or issues with T.I. or Nelly. The boxing champ actually decided to give women on his page advice they didn’t ask for on dressing like a lady and how when you dress scantily clad, you are “asking” to be disrespected. It isn’t something we haven’t heard before, but Mayweather decided that it was important enough to speak on again, saying “Dress how you want to be addressed.”:
“The way you dress has nothing to do with the amount of respect you get. Everyone deserves respect.”
“Love it! Dress codes are out of hand I walk into a happy spot and I feel over dressed ladies come in strip club ready.”
“This is bulls**t. Everyone deserves respect, no matter what they wear. Instead of telling women to not dress a certain way, you should be teaching boys not to sexualize every girl they see.”
“Bit ironic a woman beater talking about how women should be treated..”
But one person who agrees with what he had to say, or would at least acknowledge a possible good point, is Wendy Williams. If you’ll recall, she was very vocal about her disdain for Rihanna’s CFDA awards ensemble, which was pretty much see-through, so it’s not a jaw-dropping shocker that she might agree. On her show she said that Mayweather’s statement applies to not only women, but men too:
“He has a daughter so I guess he’s trying to set a good example. I just don’t think I want to hear that coming from Floyd Mayweather, but he does have a point. That goes for men too. How you dress is how the world will receive you. If you want to sag your pants, and what not, then that’s how the world is going to receive you. If you have on a suit and tie, it’s a whole different reception. For girls, if you dress slutty, be expected to be treated like a thot.”
I’m just not a fan of this way of thinking. At the end of the day, while we might not be fond of what everyone puts on their body, unless a person comes up to you and addresses you with little to no respect, we need to respect everyone. If you walk up to me dressed in next to nothing but you’re polite, why would I treat you disrespectfully? If someone is dressed scantily clad while walking down the street, that doesn’t give men the right to try and grab you (I’ve seen this happen way too many times) or harass you. And let’s be honest – simple maxi dresses that cover your body but hug your curves can still get you ogled and treated disrespectfully by folks with no sense. So to Mr. Mayweather and his deep thoughts, I’ll have to say thanks, but no thanks.
But what do you think?
The big news of last weekend was that T.I. got into a fight with Floyd Mayweather after spotting the boxing champ out with his seemingly estranged wife Tiny. Though Floyd came out to say nothing was going on between him and the rapper’s wife and even apologized for somewhat provoking T.I., ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith seemed to think Tiny was to blame here, suggesting that if she keeps this behavior up she may soon find herself a divorced woman. We guess he missed the rumors of infidelity that have been following T.I. for the past several months…
In lieu of that — as well as Tiny’s status as the quintessential ride-or-die chick — we’re wondering if it might be time for her to file those papers herself before things getting any more out of control, not to mention disrespectful, on social media or in real life.
That’s what Ne-Yo and Monyetta Shaw did — parting ways before they even made it down the aisle because the R&B singer admitted to having a “problem” and knew it would be a struggle for him to remain faithful to the mother of his kids. Is that a respectable way to bow out? Or should these men put their partners before other you know what? Check out our editors weighing in on this subject and share your thoughts below.
“U Should Be Asking Why I Put Up With Him”: Tiny Snaps At People Blaming Her For TI, Floyd Mayweather Fight
You already know the whole messy story about TI and Floyd Mayweather getting into a chair throwing brawl along with their entourages over the weekend. As the story goes, TI and friends confronted Mayweather and his team while at Fat Burger in Las Vegas about the boxing champ getting a little too close and comfy with Tiny, and things got ugly from there. This is what Mayweather told Necole Bitchie about his issues with TI and what that has to do with Tiny after the huge scuffle:
“I’m not sleeping with that girl [Tiny] and I told that man before. But if I was, talk to her about that, don’t talk to me about that. But I’m not going to be disrespectful because I’m not going to sleep with a married woman. Now if she was divorced…I still wouldn’t do that because I’m cool with her and we have a real cool and cordial relationship and sometimes sex can mess a good friendship up. And basically, I don’t want to f-ck up a good relationship that I have with a person. So whatever I said, “stole your b-tch…take your b-tch” or whatever, I apologize to Tiny and all of her children and T.I.’s children for saying that. I want to apologize to the children and Tiny and Tiny’s family for saying what I said.”
Someone who also decided to speak their mind about that fight is Tiny. It seems that people have been on her social media pages blaming her for the fight between her husband and Floyd Mayweather. According to Necole Bitchie, one particular follower received a response, aka, a tongue lashing from Major’s mama:
“I ain’t put that n***a in s**t!! U see that n***a in the media with different b***hes don’t come at me with that s**t about no pix with a friend…f**k u & who ever feel like u!!!!
n***a u should be asking why I put up with him!!! F**kutambout!!! U been seeing him in the net time after time on f**k s**t!!! So f**k u h*e & how u feel! I can shove that respect up yo a**!!!”
And someone else speaking is TI. There were claims from people who witnessed the fight in Fat Burger that the rapper wound up with two black eyes after trying to take a swing at someone during the brawl. However, TI showed his fans and followers that not only does he entertain every ounce of foolishness out there, but that he has no black eyes. He did hurt his hand in the melee though:
Way too grown for all of the moves each party in this mess is making. Everyone has kids and a lot to lose to be arguing over photos on social media. But you talk about it and let us know your thoughts.
While you were off celebrating you holiday weekend, several scandals were brewing—including one that involved troubled hip hop couple T.I. and Tiny. In case you missed it, footage surfaced of T.I. and Floyd Mayweather engaged in a vicious brawl at Fat Burgers in Las Vegas early Sunday morning. It appears that the fight ensued after T.I. confronted Floyd about his relationship with T.I.’s wife, Tiny. However, according to Floyd, things between he and Tiny are strictly platonic.
“Only person I wanna apologize towards is Tiny,” the boxing champion told NecoleBitchie. “I said something like “control your b-tch” and I don’t want to say that about Tiny. So I do apologize to Tiny because she cool people, man. She cool. She never been disrespectful to me. Shekinah never been disrespectful to me. I’m going to continue to support Tiny and Shekinah cause they’re cool people and I don’t got nothing against them. So I apologize for that.”
“I’m not sleeping with that girl [Tiny] and I told that man before,” he continued. “But if I was, talk to her about that, don’t talk to me about that. But I’m not going to be disrespectful because I’m not going to sleep with a married woman. Now if she was divorced…I still wouldn’t do that because I’m cool with her and we have a real cool and cordial relationship and sometimes sex can mess a good friendship up. And basically, I don’t want to f-ck up a good relationship that I have with a person. So whatever I said, “stole your b-tch…take your b-tch” or whatever, I apologize to Tiny and all of her children and T.I.’s children for saying that. I want to apologize to the children and Tiny and Tiny’s family for saying what I said.”
Floyd also explained those now-infamous Instagram photos of himself and Tiny.
“I been knowing Tiny before T.I. 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.
After the fight was over Saturday night, Sunday they came over my mother’s house. 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.”
Floyd went on to reveal that T.I. confronted him a few weeks before yesterday’s brawl.
“[T.I] came to me when I was in New York. 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.’”
As for Sunday’s altercation, Floyd says:
“So Memorial Day weekend, a lot of people come out to Las Vegas. Tiny and Shekinah was out here. They come to my party last night. They cool. Everything is cool. We was at the strip club. Everything was cordial. We having fun. I throw my daughter [Iyanna] a big [14th] birthday bash today. I’m eating at Fatburger and next thing you know, he walk in talking about we need to talk again. And then I told him, ‘You need to get the f-ck outta my face.’”
After exchanging a few more words, the fight ensued.
“People got to pushing and a riot kinda broke out. And then a bunch of chaos and that was basically it. Because, like I said before, he probably does some foolish things, but he ain’t no damn fool to swing on me. Like, you must’ve forgot what I do for a living. He had a totally different look on his face.”
The altercation has fueled festering rumors that the reality TV couple is grappling with marital issues.
For the past couple of weeks, messy headlines that tell of the love train known as Floyd Mayweather, Shantel Jackson, Nelly, Ashanti, Tae Heckard, Brandon Jennings and Teyana Taylor have been shared across media outlets. While so much can be said about the über eventful love lives of these well-known people, there are also plenty of lessons to be learned. One of those lessons being, how NOT to break up.
Floyd Mayweather and ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, made news after he attempted to embarrass Jackson by uploading medical paperwork to Instagram, accompanied by a caption that pointed to an abortion as the reason for their split.
“The real reason me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got a abortion, and I’m totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies.#ShantelJackson#FloydMayweather#TheMoneyTeam#TMT.”
Shortly after, the boxing champion released a dated photo of Shantel and joked that he wanted a refund for all of the cosmetic surgery that he paid to have performed on her.
“…@missjackson Before all the plastic surgery I had to pay for. I’m an Indian giver I want my money back LOL…#PlasticSurgery #TMT,” he wrote.
Despite the seemingly misplaced LOLs tacked at the end of his messages, his antics reeked of a heartbroken man who lacks a constructive way of dealing with his feelings. He was hurt that their relationship didn’t work out (and possibly that she terminated her pregnancy), and since he was unsure whether or not she was feeling the same way, he set out to inflict pain on her as well. He sought to publicly humiliate and degrade her, possibly hoping that he would feel better after the fact. But in the end, it’s highly unlikely that he did. It’s believed that Shantel’s recent revelation that she’s romantically involved with Nelly is what sent Floyd over the edge. But in the end, he only made himself look bitter, vindictive and emotionally unstable. Blasting or attempting to “expose” an ex after a breakup is rarely, if ever, the move.
But Mayweather isn’t the only offender here when it comes to how not to break up. There’s also something to be learned from the actions of Detroit Pistons star Brandon Jennings. In case you’ve already checked out of this messy web of love and lies because it’s way too much to digest, allow me to catch you up to speed. Jennings and Teyana Taylor were an item, off and on, for nearly six years (according to her timeline). The two were even allegedly engaged. Recently, Jennings began claiming actress and model Lashontae Heckard as his new girlfriend, and even fiancée. Problem 1: Heckard was actually a friend of Taylor’s. Problem 2: According to Taylor, Jennings began to seriously downplay their relationship on social media once he got with Heckard.
“On Twitter he said he’s been single for three years,” Teyana said during a recent interview. Brandon knows, the world knows, I know that we were engaged. That was very public. We were engaged at the Madea premiere.
I feel no real man should ever downplay anything, whether it’s me, his baby’s mother, anything. Don’t downplay your past relationships to build a platform. If she loved you for who you are or liked you for who you are, then she’s gonna like your regardless. You don’t need to downplay me. I was disappointed. I felt betrayed because of everything we’ve been through on and off for six years.”
Some speculate that Jennings simply wanted to get back at Taylor for ending their relationship, while others speculate that he made their relationship seem insignificant to make his new lady feel secure. Either way, trying to diminish or downplay the role a person once played in your life simply because things didn’t work out is also a really immature thing to do.
Breaking up has always been hard to do, but there’s no reason for it to get so ugly. The name calling, taking to social media, and downplaying the roles of the person you once couldn’t get enough of isn’t necessary–and you’re not fooling anybody. Maturity is everything. And if your ex is the one seeking to get a rise out of you, remember this quote from Rachel Wolchin: “Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.” Get it? Got it? Good.
What do you think? What are some other things that people should avoid doing after a break-up?
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Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather made a lot ‘o money on Saturday night fighting against Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas and he wants everyone to know. He posted the image above on his Instagram page captioned with:
$32,000,000.00 for 36 minutes. I’m waiting for the PPV numbers to come in so I can make another $38,000,000.00 on the back-end… making it a grand total of $70,000,000.00.
So in all, he will pocket $70 million for just over a half an hour’s worth of work, reports USA Today.
But the work didn’t come without controversy. Mayweather beat Maidana in a close decision.
The bout almost didn’t happen. There was an issue with the Everlast gloves Maidana wanted to use, reports Forbes. But when the boxers finally made it to the ring for the sold-out MGM Grand event, Mayweather came home the winner. It would have been unanimous but one judge scored the fight a draw; two others ruled in favor of Mayweather (117-111 and 116-112). And Maidana wasn’t happy.
“I definitely think I won this fight,” said Maidana. “Floyd did not fight like the man I expected him to. He made me change the gloves. I had bigger gloves and everything and I still gave him a fight.”
Maidana earned $1.5 million for the fight as well as Argentinian TV rights and pay-per-view upside.
Mayweather will have more money rolling in. He will fight in September for the fourth match in the six-fight, $200 million-plus blockbuster pact he inked with Showtime in 2013.
Of course, money can’t buy you class, which some would question with this IG post. Exhibit B right here.