Everybody and their mamas have something to say about the fight that went down last weekend between T.I. and Floyd Mayweather Jr., and sports commentator Stephen A. Smith is no different. During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” the outspoken TV personality offered his two cents and as usual, it was very entertaining.
“Be cool and learn how to walk away,” Stephen advised. “One of the things that I will say about Floyd Mayweather Jr. compared to most is that he’s relatively cool and to himself in public. All of that bravado you see with the 24/7 promoting his fights and what have you, Floyd doesn’t roll like that in public. Usually, it’s trouble coming to him. It’s not the other, which is why you have those bodyguards with you all the time. Everybody knows how much money Floyd makes because Floyd ain’t shy about letting you know, but the problem is that usually invites trouble.”
Stephen went on to address some comments made by Tiny via her Instagram account, where she accused T.I. of being jealous. He also slammed the reality star for publicly siding with Floyd as opposed to her husband.
“I’m not going to accuse T.I. of being jealous or whatever, regardless of what his wife says because I’m trying to figure out why would the wife go on Twitter and dime out her husband like that? That doesn’t make sense to me because even if it were true, that is yo’ husband. And he is supposed to take precedent over everybody else. Even if he’s wrong, that’s something that you tell in private. You don’t tell the world that he was wrong. That’s the dude you go home to, that you have a family with. So that’s a different subject.”
For a moment he caught himself, and made it clear that he’s not looking to slander Tiny in any way, but made it clear that if she were his wife, he’d probably be divorcing her.
“I’m certainly not trying to impune her integrity or reputation in any way. I’m just talking about principles. If I have a wife and that wife goes on Twitter and tells the world she thinks I’m wrong, the next call she may get is from a divorce attorney. With a wife like you, what I need one for? You got to go!”
Watch a clip from the discussion below.