By Rob Markman
50 Cent has parted ways from Floyd Mayweather and his Money Team promotion company, announcing the news on Twitter. “I’m no longer apart or down with TMT promotions. SMSaudio,” Fif wrote on Halloween.
The “I Get Money” MC and Money May have a long-documented friendship. The rap star was frequently by Mayweather’s side during his mega-fights and even appeared with Floyd in many episodes of HBO’s award-winning boxing reality series “24/7.”
50 revealed that things were “different” between him and Floyd in September. And it was that same month Floyd’s rival Manny Pacquaio confirmed he and 50 would be joining forces for a boxing promotion company of their own.
At the time, MTV News asked Pac-Man’s business adviser, Michael Koncz, if Fif and Manny’s business venture had caused a rift in the Queens MC’s friendship with Floyd, but he shot down that notion. “No, it’s not because of this, and I believe they have a true friendship and all true friends have arguments periodically, but that’s not my business,” Koncz said diplomatically.
50 didn’t address exactly what caused the split in his latest tweets, but in some part it seems money is at the root; Fif is now focusing on his own SMS Promotion company. “I move the fighters to SMSpromotion cause the other half of the money team .Didnt put up there $MONEY$,” he wrote.
To take things a step further, 50 is getting rid of all of his the Money Team gear.
“If anyone wants a money team jacket I’m selling mine for a dollar. The [snap] back hat comes with it. That’s a fare price,” he wrote. “Get your TMT sweat suit NOW!! For just $7.99 on line No shipping and handling.SMSaudio.”
Do you believe 50 Cent can make it in the boxing business without Floyd Mayweather?