Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent is business man, as well as a rapper and actor. His business ventures are now taking him inside the world of boxing with his good friend Floyd Mayweather Jr., and it looks like his first exchange of words is with Oscar De La Hoya. Here’s the scoop!
50 Cent recently received a promoters license in New York for TMT Promotions, which stands for “The Money Team,” that’s what Mayweather calls his crew. He’s also in the process of receiving a license in Nevada. Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s right-hand man and CEO of his Mayweather Promotions, said he was excited about the business union between Mayweather and rap star 50 Cent, and says it’s going to be great for boxing.
50 Cent plans on being Mayweather’s promoter when he’s released on Aug. 3 from the Clark County Detention Center. Mayweather has been serving time since June 1st for a domestic abuse conviction.
Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya took a cheap shot at the rap mogul. On Wednesday night 50 Cent exchanged tweets with De La Hoya and his new beef has begun! “Everyone wanting to be a boxing promoter? Good luck,” De La Hoya tweeted. “Easier said then done.”
50 Cent took De La Hoya’s comments as an insult, and he fired back at “The Golden Boy” with a series of tweets.
“Sweet heart I’m surprised you would respond to me and Floyd [Mayweather] starting company the way you did,” 50 Cent tweeted. Girl you can call me if you want to talk. Ok. … I don’t gamble Floyd do, but I bet you you won’t be promoting Floyd Mayweather no more. … Baby girl, baby girl you here me, stop hating STOP IT RIGH NOW.” De La Hoya tried to lighten up the situation, tweeting, “@50cent your a boxing promoter? good luck maybe we can work someday. #success #nextgeneration #GBB #TMT”
However, 50 Cent wasn’t about to let De La Hoya get off that easily, replying, “Great back pedal, can you swim backwards like that to girl? lol I except that as a apology. #GBB #TMT more success a head.”
50 Cent is making the girl comments to De La Hoya because a few years back De La Hoya was caught crossdressing. De La Hoya who admitted to cheating on his wife when those pictures leaked on line, has since gonna through a treatment program for his addiction to cocaine and alcohol. De La Hoya picked the wrong guy to beef with! The future of boxing with ‘The Money Team” should make for some good matches and good entertainment!