So now it looks like The Beef was all bread, and no meat.
50 Cent admitted that the Twitter tussle between him and Floyd Mayweather, in which he accused Floyd of ducking Manny, and being terminally broke, and Floyd accused Fiddy of being a mere boxing groupie, whose street cred is suspect because he was merely the recipient of bullets, not the provider, was staged.
I write "looks" because truly, who knows for sure. We keyboard tappers are merely pawns in this orchestration for attention, and it is up for debate what is real, what is faked, and frankly, why we spend so much time writing about it and why readers are so attracted to such small-ball stuff.
"I'm sick of all this nonsense Floyd asked me to act like were fighting cause no one was paying any attention after his 60 days," Fiddy Tweeted late last night. "I know some the thing we do in hip hop for shock value are wrong. He just wanted some attention Floyd is like a brother to me. I always tweet thing for him like follow his fiancée and help promote him but one, I'm done with please don't ask me about it."
Seems like, from the tone of that, that if indeed Floyd and Fiddy are "like brothers" the relationship isn't what it once was. Fiddy in his latest Twitter release said Floyd didn't like a Tweeted reference to his stint for assault on his ex galpal, and took true offense to that. Fiddy last night made clear that he doesn't condone domestic violence, and that his grandma busted his chops for making light of it.
So far, there has been no counterpunch from Floyd. He sometimes zigs when we expect a zag, but you might expect that he keeps stirring this pot, keeping him relevant.
Me, I'm not fully accepting that this was a staged beef. If it was, the material used was so grounded in reality, I think, that it slid from staged to real-deal quickly. I guess we could view it like so many "reality TV shows;" sorta staged, sorta real, and sadly, sorta entertaining. It would be nice if we could get more fixated not on such soap operatics, and more so on compelling fights being made. We can continue to hope.
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