T.I. Started A Fight With Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.

May 27th, 2014 // 54 Comments
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WATCH: T.I. & Floyd Mayweather Fatburger Brawl

Above is TMZ footage of a fight that broke out at Fatburger in Vegas early Sunday Morning after T.I. got in Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s face because of an Instagram photo of T.I.’s wife Tiny with Mayweather’s daughter. A situation that completely caught Mayweather by surprise because he just wanted some burgers and now there are chairs flying all over the restaurant. Here he is explaining to Complex what the fuck even happened:

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.

That would be the photo above which, according to Mayweather, T.I. approached him about in New York in early May when the boxing champ made it clear he had nothing going on with his wife and just assumed they both left things cool. Cut to this weekend, where Mayweather was celebrating his daugther’s 14th birthday party in Vegas where he runs into Tiny again (she does suspiciously keep popping up) who takes a picture with his daughter. And that’s when shit went off:

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. That’s what you better do.” And then he said, “I ain’t talking to all these people so you ain’t gotta talk loud.” I said, “Listen, don’t come to my face with no disrespectful sh-t. Like I told you before, you must’ve forgot what I did for a living.” He said, “You do in the ring, I do it in the streets.” I said, “My man, I do it everywhere. You can find out if you want to.” Just like that.
Then a couple of words exchange and 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.

Since the incident, Floyd has publicly apologized to Tiny for telling T.I. to “control his bitch.” As for T.I., he’s putting up Instagram videos making it clear he didn’t get two black eyes, but did bust his hand because something about the laws of Nigga-dom. I’m going to need Justin Bieber to translate:

Of course, the only way to settle this is to put them each in an elevator with Solange Knowles and see who makes it out alive. And before anyone says that’s called mandingo fighting and is as racist as shit, it’s not like I’m dressing up as Colonel Sanders and running a plantation called Candy Land like some other people I know. Leonardo DiCaprio. Keep your eyes on the enemy, folks.

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  1. ughhh

    This whole dumb vertical video trend on phones needs to stop.

    Vertical Video Syndrome! Be aware!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA – A PSA

  2. My predictions for the comments on this story:

    1. Don Zaloog will show up and announce he “would” bang the woman in the tight striped sweater to Mr. Mayweather’s left in that photo.
    2. Racism. Because everybody involved is black.
    3. Misogyny. Because some of the people in this story are women.
    4. Somebody will make a genuinely amusing remark. Not me, but somebody.

  3. Doppler effect on some righteous titties.

  4. alex

    All class acts. Here’s an idea, let’s use these thugs as role models for our kids. Truly a “no-brainer.”

  5. TI

    all this ratchet for a ugly midget who looks retarded and also like a man

  6. “My man, I do it everywhere.” Yeah, we know. We all heard about the domestic violence arrests.

  7. Money and T.I. are just getting together ghetto style to form a consortium to buy the LA Clippers from that racist Donald Sterling whose attempts to sell his team to some white folks continue to be met with resistance by the non racist folks in charge of the NBA.

    They just couldnt decide who was going to be the majority owner so they had to have the standard Allen Iverson chair throwing fight.

    Total waste of time though as Oprah will soon own the Clippers.

  8. buzz

    Stupid move but you have to give props to TI for knuckling up with Mayweather instead of bringing a gun in an argument.

  9. I agree, have to say that is pretty badass running up on a boxing champion. I suspect in real world fights these some of these boxers are not necessarily that good. No gloves, no referee, no timed rounds, no mouth pieces etc etc, it is probably a whole different ball game.

    • No restrictions on where they can hit you, no rules, no one to stop it after the boxer gets on top of you and starts pummeling you. Yep, I bet those guys who punch people for a living are just terrible when the “gloves come off” so to speak.

      • Do you actually have any evidence that they are superior fighters in an uncontrolled environment? Lots of people get in fights all the time but don’t do it for a living. Getting punched with a glove is a whole lot different than getting punched with a fist too.

      • You have absolutely no idea what the fuck you’re talking about. You’ve clearly never taken a boxing lesson, because if you had you wouldn’t be sounding like you think opponents somehow take turns in punching each other, and that without a referee and timed rounds it’d be just a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot free-for all in the ring because no one knows what the fuck they’re really doing. Good luck even landing a finger on someone who has essentially learned to dance around an opponent in a very small environment, with both hands up, for over 45 minutes, without giving the other guy much of a clue as to what his next move will be, all the while trying to decipher what his opposite’s telegraphing regarding which foot his weight is transferring to. While breathing around a mouthpiece. Now add punching to that mix, which will effectively fuck you over when it comes to your balance, coordination and footwork, so you have to learn to dance all over again while also protecting yourself.

        Try lasting more than a minute working out on a heavy bag and get back to me about how they’re probably not much good and it’s really all about the padded gloves. Hell, it isn’t even about taping. The shittiest amateur boxer in the world would have a hella advantage on any street punk just from the benefit of training alone, let alone trial-by-fire time in the ring. If you took a pulled punch in the gut from Mayweather you’d probably think you’d been fucking torn in half.

      • I’d figure the pain tolerance alone gives a trained pro an advantage.

      • Learning that you can break a lot of bones in your hand hitting a jaw shelf is far more valuable when it comes to an edge.

      • Ha ha, you sound like a typical keyboard warrior trying to be a badass. Probably never boxed a day in your life I bet. Quite frankly the very fact that they have multiple different weight classes in boxing speaks volumes to the fact that there are multiple factors involved that can lead to defeat, size and weight being one of them. If Mayweather is so fucking great, why not have him fight Klitschko? I imagine there is a reason they don’t put people like him up against 200 plus pound, 6’5″ giants, don’t you think?

        FYI, just because you are not a professional boxer does not mean you don’t have some sort of training in either martial arts or other physical activities. A Navy SEAL or other Special Forces officer might not be a trained boxer but I would give them a pretty good shot of beating his ass any day.

        Once again I will ask, do you actually have any proof that in a street fight the professional boxer will be superior and the victor? I don’t give a fuck about your suppositions and Internet bluster.

      • Damn, you get all uppity Jefe, like that time I called you out for pulling your wiener through the dickhole on your pants.

      • Nice try moving the goal posts there, but you’re the one with the suppositions. You started out with “not necessarily that good” outside of the ring – dropping martial arts and SEAL officers and what if Bruce Lee went up against Joe Frazier into the mix is really weak sauce as far as diversions go. The fact that you’re clutching at straws by referencing size and weight classes and trying to turn it into a thesis regarding “multiple factors that can lead to defeat” instead of your original concept that outside of a controlled ring, with no referees and gloves, most of these guys probably can’t fight for shit is just too desperate and lame to even deal with. Nice try, professor – no sale.

        And unlike the average asshole, by the time you’ve acquired SEAL or Special Forces training, or reached Mayweather’s level, you generally don’t run around engaging in street fights because you have the discipline not to, and don’t have the need to prove shit to anyone. Really, your demands for “proof” and “evidence” here are childish in the extreme. You clearly don’t get what’s involved, and it’s just gonna get more desperate – first it was just plain ol’ street fights, now it’s street fights against martial arts warriors. What next, the Hulk? Stop digging.

        And since you asked, sorry to disappoint, but it’s not internet tough-guy bluster here. I did kickboxing training for almost a year, which I fucking loved, not least because it really improved my balance and coordination which weren’t exactly lame to begin with. I gave it up when I popped all the knuckles in my right hand in a sloppy strike to the hard bag and realized that since my primary income is from art restoration I was being stupid repeatedly slamming my painting hand against hard objects. One thing you learn at the outset is respect for those who actually do it for a living because of the skills involved – I suggest you get you some.

    • Actually, being a pro boxer is a brutal, brutal business with a very short career. Boxers take incredible punishment and the fights are relatively short-lived and extremely intense. They have to be able to take punches to the head and to the body that would knock ordinary men (like you) on their asses.

      Not only that, but consider the background of pro boxers: do you think they attended Mrs. Potter’s Finishing School for Boys or something? These guys came from the streets where they did plenty of brawling.

      If you look at the video of the fight, you’ll see that it quickly turns into a typical brawl, with chairs being thrown and people being pushed and shoved rather than straight-up fisticuffs. The reason street brawlers do that is because they can’t bloody well fight.

      • So no, you have no evidence like all the others that the pro-boxer will win in a fight, just suppositions and watching a melee at the end of a boxing match. Where are all these street fights that you have witnessed or been a part of VERONIKA? Also have you witnessed any that involved professional boxers?

        I remember in school there was a kid who was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, his dad and mom were instructors also and he thought he was a badass. Got in a fight with another guy in the school and he got his shit rocked, because physics.

      • Yes, I saw what happened when I was at the pub with my friend James, who is a pro boxer (middleweight). Four “hard men” (British for thugs) decided they would prove their manhood by fucking with a pro. All four of them are football hooligans and bigger than James.

        James knocked down two of them and the other two ran.

        First knockdown was a single punch, second one was a combination punch.

        A trained pro can beat a street brawler absent the element of surprise.

        Nice that you brought in Tae Kwon Do, which has zero to do with “trained boxer”. Boxing and TKD are different sports and methods in case you hadn’t noticed.

      • Thanks for this – he just doesn’t get that there’s a difference between a schoolkid with a swelled head who thinks he’s a black belt badass losing against a bigger kid “because physics” and someone who’s actually good enough to fight professionally taking care of themselves in a brawl they didn’t start. All the more so, because people who are intimidating size-wise have often never had to learn how to fight, whereas professional boxers outside of the ring still show the same fighting rhythm they’d have inside of it because it’s just what they’ve been trained to do. They just don’t abandon that, even in the face of 4 guys coming to banjo them.

    • “internet tough guy”, huh? …this coming from the stereotypical “bitter internet pussy”, doing the written equivalent of “i bet he’s not so tough” …you played yourself son, you just showed who you really are …boxers’ ability has little to do with gloves, referees, rings, or rounds …in your utter ignorance, what you fail to realize is; those things are put in place to impose BOUNDARIES upon the fighters, and to maintain a semblance of order, otherwise people would get hurt badly, or die …boxers are trained where to hit, how to hit it, how hard to hit it (not to mention speed, conditioning, and resilience) …their skill, in the wrong hands, can be nothing short of lethal …your karate buddy who got his ass kicked? happens all the time, because; 95% of the students churned out by your local, neighborhood karate schools are worthless, no different from 95% of the kids who go to those local, neighborhood “dance academies”, it’s basically been watered down to an after-school sports activity devoid of all martial usefulness (but they won’t tell you that because they want those tuition dollars to keep rolling in) …”show me proof” [eyeroll - sigh] THAT old chestnut (“tell me sir, when did you stop beating your wife?”) …ok, you want proof; go to youtube and search “boxer street fight”, is that enough proof for you? (probably not, ’cause you’re a contrarian dick) …oh, and, i grew up in a bad part of west philly (saw & got into lots of fights), and, for over 10 years i made my living as a bouncer in bars & nightclubs (saw and got into lots of fights), and, i also dabbled in martial arts for a good chunk of my life, and, i have sparred with guys from all disciplines (boxing, wrestling, karate, jiutisu, kung-fu), i’m familiar with both expert trained fighters and badass street brawlers, so i feel pretty qualified telling you; that shit you’re saying is some real ignorant ass shit, coming from someone who has absolutely no idea what they’re talking about.

    • Roundhouse Kick

      I have to agree with you 100% on this one. All these other smart-asses here who’re arguing with you, who think that the boxer would automatically have a major advantage in a street fight, obviously know fuck all about street-fighting and real-world violence.

  10. You know a marriage ain’t going at all well when the man loses his shit over his woman… taking a picture with another cat’s DAUGHTER.

    Seriously, Tip, maybe it’s time you and Tiny call it quits.

  11. cc

    Wasn’t this supposed to go down in an IHOP?

  12. All my predictions came true with the exception of Don Zaloog (so far).

    What’s really happening here is that T.I.’s wife appears to be pursuing Mr. Mayweather, who isn’t having any of it, and who is tired of getting caught up in the drama between T.I. and his wife.

    Tiny is stalking Mayweather. That’s how it looks to me.

  13. anonym

    black people problems.
    Rich people don’t act like this. Only rich and black.

  14. The thing that impresses me most about Floyd Mayweather is not that he is an accomplished boxer, nor that he is undefeated in the ring. I think his most important trait is his mastery of the English language.

  15. Stupid people fighting over stupid shit. This Tiny woman is unattractive. Definitely not worth fighting a professional boxer over.

    • Yeah but you do have to sort of admire that a guy *would* throw down on a fearsome professional boxer to defend the dubious honour of his skanky wife.

      It’s kinda romantic, don’t you think?

      • In a twisted way, yes. But I’m off the mind that if your significant other cheats, you don’t get mad at the person they cheated with (unless it’s your best friend or a family member) you get mad at your significant other. They’re the one that made a promise/commitment to you.

        Tiny shouldn’t be out there stalking Mayweather when she knows it’s gonna piss off her husband.

      • …thank you, zaloog …exactly. (even though i’m sure ms. larsson’s comment was drenched in sarcasm)

        …and, as far as TI’s balls for confronting mayweather? i could’nt watch the video, were there entourages present? if so, that answers that (guys get fearless when they know there’s plenty of people to step in front of them) …i don’t think TI ever really thought it would come to blows (“selling woof tickets”), or, if it did, he’d either sue or get some mileage from the bragging rights.

      • Marketing Mike

        If Floyd (or any pro fighter) were to take a real shot at TI,
        he’d still be in the hospital with IVs on pain medication.
        Pro fighters are for real, you don’t even want to go there.
        He’s lucky Floyd didn’t take him seriously, really lucky.

  16. Marketing Mike

    In the early 80′s, our former Governor used to hang out in bars,
    pumped up, and be his usual cocky self while hitting on women.
    Until one night he mouthed off to a gentleman who didn’t look like
    much, but evidently was one hell of a street fighter. Arnold
    couldn’t resist taking this guy on, who dropped him in about
    30 seconds and it took several gentlemen to remove him from
    beating the crap out of Arnold. Size really doesn’t matter when
    there are no rules.

  17. I had a drinking buddy years ago that had been a pretty successful boxer. He told me he quit after stepping into the ring with “the next level” of fighter. He said, “I got my ass royally KICKED!” I asked him if that was his first ever loss. His reply: “I didn’t lose. I won!”

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