After a weekend filled with barbs traded between rapper, 50 Cent and boxer, Floyd Mayweather, “Fiddy” is now saying it was all staged for press.

The beef started when Mayweather called 50 a “boxing groupie” that “holds his belts” because 50’s record sales are declining on Twitter. If Fiddy is to be believed now, the feud between the friends was staged by the boxer to get Mayweather back in the public eye after serving time in jail for domestic violence.

The rapper may have tried to calm the waters between he and Mayweather because one of the boxers — Billy Dib — promoted under 50’s company, SMS Promotions, was removed from a Dec. 1 fight at Madison Square Garden by Golden Boy Promotions, which Mayweather has a business deal with according to

Fiddy and his close associates have a history of disparaging Golden Boy and trying to dissuade Mayweather to break off his contract with the promotions company run by Oscar De La Hoya.

Check out 50’s tweet below saying the whole feud was a sham.

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