If there’s one thing I know about picking a fight, it’s that you don’t do it with someone who is a professional boxer.
Rapper T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., did just that over the weekend at a Las Vegas Fatburger restaurant when he angrily approached Floyd Mayweather over an Instagram photo.
T.I.’s wife, Tameka Cottle, posted a photo of her with Mayweather’s daughter on Instagram. It’s a completely innocuous photo of Cottle posing with the 14-year-old Iyanna Mayweather. The Instagram says, “Had to come celebrate with my new boo, @moneyyaya Happy birthday bae.”
But apparently T.I. was not happy his wife was cozying up with Mayweather and his family, according to TMZ.
So when he saw Mayweather at Fatburger, he went up and confronted him. It’s hard to tell from the video, but some reports indicate T.I. even took a swing at the 46-0 WBC welterweight champion of the world. As you’ll see in the video, Mayweather shouts at T.I. to “control your bitch” and both entourages start flinging chairs, which is apparently a thing in brawls nowadays.
There isn’t much in the way of actual physical violence, with Mayweather driving away in his fancy sports car at the end. I’m gonna chalk that up as a victory for T.I. Anytime you avoid actually getting punched in the face by a boxer is a good thing.
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