Floyd Mayweather Says Current State of Rap Condones Being on Drugs: 'It's OK to Be a Junkie'

Floyd Mayweather trains at his gym on July 25, 2013 in Las Vegas.
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Floyd Mayweather trains at his gym on July 25, 2013 in Las Vegas. 

Floyd Mayweather has never been one to bite his tongue. He proved that again during his new interview with DJ Whoo Kid when he offered a critical analysis on the current state of rap.

"Music has changed drastically. The amount of times when music changed, as we get older, we don't change with the music," began Mayweather. "So, you have to understand, rap has took a heavy turn. There was a time when rap was about the lyrics, now it's just different." 

Mayweather then slammed the culture for making drugs a popular subject matter. "Before, all we talked about was marijuana. Now it's OK to be a junkie," said Mayweather. "This is crazy that it's OK to O.D. on drugs, it's OK to take any drugs now, it's OK to be a junkie. And the legendary rappers like to stick to what they talk [about]. When you go back and really listen to the legendary rappers, this is timeless music. Guys like Biggie, guys like Pac, timeless music."

Mayweather's comments comes after the boxer claimed he nearly signed Future and Young Thug in an interview with Hollywood Unlocked last year. The former has made a career about his affinity for drugs and hasn't lost his shine because of it. Interestingly enough, Mayweather also invited Future to perform with Drake at his daughter's 16th birthday last year. 

Despite having an erratic friendship with 50 Cent over the years, he lauded the "I Get Money" rapper for his fiery run in the 2000s. "You have to think about 50 Cent. He didn't get certain awards, but I didn't understand why when at one particular time he was in a lane of his own," he said.

Listen to the full interview below. 


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