Last week, right before the highly anticipated Mayweather-McGregor fight, news broke that Justin Bieber unfollowed Mayweather on Instagram (and then publicly predicted Mayweather’s defeat in the ring), sparking the professional fighter to call Bieber a traitor. Now, in a video interview with TMZ Sports, the pop singer claims that he was simply trying to create boundaries.
When Hollywood Unlocked asked Mayweather about Bieber’s comments, the fighter showed nothing but respect for his former friend.
“Justin Bieber is at a point, he’s in a place right now, that he’s focused on church, he’s focused on his new team, he’s focused on the Lord, and the only thing I can do is give him the utmost respect,” he says. “To each his own. I’m not here to be negative and talk bad about anyone.”
Now Bieber is showing the same respect, recently telling TMZ Sports that he has “nothing against Floyd.” He explained, “We just need to create boundaries and stuff when it comes to certain things.”