Floyd Mayweather on 50 Cent’s ALS Challenge: ‘Give that $750,000 to Mike Brown’s Family’

By Marissa G. Muller

Like so many other celebrities over the past month, 50 Cent obliged to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But what was supposed to be a harmless move for charity turned into a strange attack on Floyd Mayweather’s character.

Standing next to a bucket of ice that he never actually came into contact with, 50 Cent delivered his own “challenge” to Mayweather: “If you can read one page out of a Harry Potter book… I’ll donate $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to….”

Now Mayweather has responded, in the classiest way possible. Instead of taking a jab at 50, Mayweather thoughtfully suggested the rapper donate that money to the family of Mike Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last month.

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“I was thinking of something, you know, when you asked me about 50 Cent. If you want to donate money, donate money to the Mike Brown family,” Mayweather told Yahoo! Sports. “I shouldn’t stop you. Our company, me and Leonard [Ellerbee], we have been donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to different organizations for years without any media, without getting credit. … The best thing for 50 Cent to do, and there are no hard feelings, is to give that $750,000 to Mike Brown’s family.”

Mayweather also expressed his thoughts on the fatal shooting. “It was a very, very bad situation, the Ferguson thing,” he said. “I like to sit down and talk and communicate with my kids on a regular basis, about being fair, etiquette, honesty. Because as I was saying before, it’s a very, very bad situation.”

 

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