Rapper T.I. and boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. who were caught on camera having a brawl over the weekend finally open up about the incident. The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, addressed a report of him getting black eyes from the fight in an Instagram clip posted on Monday, May 26.
"Two black what?????? C'mon now. Never in da history of Ni**a-dom. But nice try tho. Lol," the Atlanta rapper captioned the short clip. "What they say? I got two black eyes? Where they at though? These ones I'm lookin' at? Are they black though, for real? Had them all my life. F**ked my hand up though, that's about it," he said in the video.
The two stars' altercation took place at a Fat Burger joint in Las Vegas. Floyd reportedly was at the eatery when T.I. confronted him. According to a report, the brawl was sparked by a photo of Tameka "Tiny" Cottle posing with Floyd's daughter whom she called "my new boo." In a video obtained by TMZ, Floyd can be heard saying, "You control your b***h motherf**er."
The boxer then apologized to Tiny for his words. "Only person I wanna apologize towards is Tiny. I said something like 'control your b***h' and I don't want to say that about Tiny. So I do apologize to Tiny because she cool people, man. She cool. She never been disrespectful to me," he said in a phone interview with celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie (via Complex).
In the interview, Floyd also opened up about the fight. "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," he explained.
"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," he continued. T.I. approached him at the eatery and they had an argument. "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," Floyd recalled.