Former rapper 50 Cent and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather have seemingly squashed their longtime beef as 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) took to Instagram to praise Mayweather over the weekend by posting a photo of the rapper with a stamp in the upper left corner reading “Confirmed Tycoon”.
The post may come as a shock to fans who know the relationship between the former rapper and the boxer to be somewhat hostile. In August 2020, the rapper-turned-media mogul blasted Mayweather in response to an interview the boxer did with The Sun. Accusing the boxer of using his name for promotional purposes, Jackson wrote on Instagram, “I’m not the marketing campaign champ. Keep my name out your mouth.” He continued to address the athlete, writing, “Damn, somebody read this for champ. I don’t f*ck wit you. You don’t f*ck wit me. OK.”
Furthermore, in February last year, the former rapper even declared he would happily fight Mayweather if he were in the right weight class. To this, Mayweather responded, “I also heard that 50 Cent would fight me but claims I’m too small,” he said in part. “If he wants to lace up at the end of the year, we can do an exhibition then. I don’t care about weight class with any of these guys. The Paul brothers will make great money with the events, but with 50 Cent, It has to be Winner Takes All.”
Jackson more recently even tried to mock Mayweather’s jewellery, comparing him to Mr T. However, from the rapper’s most recent posts, it seems as if the tit for tat between the two has finally ended as Jackson has declared Mayweather a “Confirmed Tycoon” ahead of the rapper’s upcoming event, ‘Tycoon Houston Comedy Music Fest’.
The former rapper will host the event, and all the proceeds will go to ‘The G-Unit Fouundation’ charity.