Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. was escorted by heavyweight rappers Rick Ross and 2 Chainz during his weigh-in on Friday (May 2) for the boxer’s Saturday night title fight with Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Thank you @2chainz and @rickyrozay for showing your support pic.twitter.com/5t1kK8Vmoe
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 3, 2014
Dressed in all red, a confident 37-year-old Mayweather strutted down the aisle of the MGM Grand Garden Arena with DJ Drama’s “My Moment” blaring in the background, with Ross and 2 Chainz (who’s featured on the track) following closely behind.
At champ @floydmayweather crib talking his boxing legacy night befor fight #legendary pic.twitter.com/4WEw2ZjQez
— Mastermind (@rickyrozay) May 3, 2014
Watch the full weigh-in below. The fight will air live Saturday at 9 p.m. on Showtime Pay Per View.
Mayweather has other ties to the music community as well. Just days ago, the boxer posted an Instagram video of Lil Wayne and Drake recording together in the studio. The rappers have since released the song “Believe Me,” which is the first single from Weezy’s forthcoming “Tha Carter V.” Mayweather also has an affiliation with Justin Bieber, who hit the spa together on May 2 in Las Vegas.
In other related news, TMZ has reported that Mayweather feels betrayed that his ex-fiancee Shantel Jackson is dating Nelly. The boxer and rapper were reportedly spotted together at various nightclubs over the years. Mayweather recently revealed that Jackson had an abortion while pregnant with his twins.