By Maurice Bobb
Floyd Mayweather reportedly made $41 million for mollywhopping Canelo Alvarez Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, so it was only fitting that he walk to the ring flanked by Justin Bieber and a shirtless Lil Wayne, who rapped a live remix to “A Milli” spliced with the repeated mention of “Team Money”–and then enjoyed the fight shirtless.
As much as Money May loves Weezy, he gets that love right back from the YMCMB head honcho.
Proud to be a part of the legacy of one of the greatest athletes that ever lived. & that’s the legacy of the great Floyd “$” Mayweather TMT!
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 15, 2013
Performers are allowed certain liberties while they’re “performing,” but those freedoms vanish once the music stops. Which is why the Twitterverse was scratching its collective heads when Lil Tunechi was shown sitting ringside watching the fight still sans shirt. After that, the jokes came hard and fast. “Lil Wayne shirtless is like a pre puberty girl with her shirt off,” tweeted @MilzCastro.
@MilzCastro Lil Wayne shirtless is like a pre puberty girl with her shirt off
— Juan Bago (@JuanBago) June 29, 2009
“Somebody tell lil Wayne that not wearing a shirt to a boxing match is like wearing a white gown to somebody else’s wedding,” tweeted @alisonforns.
Somebody tell lil Wayne that not wearing a shirt to a boxing match is like wearing a white gown to somebody else’s wedding.
— Alison Forns (@alisonforns) September 15, 2013
Shirt or no shirt, though, the pound-for-pound King remains undefeated (45-0), which likely means that he won’t be ditching the Dedication 5 MC from his entourage anytime soon because, obviously, he’s an integral part of the winning formula.