Rappers Rick Ross and 2 Chainz escorted boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to his weigh-in on Friday (May 2) according to a recently posted Billboard article. Billboard reports that Mayweather entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena accompanied by DJ Drama’s 2 Chainz featuring single “My Moment."
For fight-night itself, Mayweather walked to the ring escorted by a live performance by Lil Wayne and was also accompanied by Justin Bieber. Lil Wayne used the occasion as the live debut of his new Carter V single “Believe Me" after hinting at a surprise via Twitter.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) May 4, 2014
Mayweather took to Twitter to thank Rick Ross and 2 Chainz for their support leading up to the match.
Rick Ross also posted a picture on Twitter of himself with Mayweather before last night’s fight.
Last night (May 3), Mayweather fought Argentinian boxer Marcos Maidana and won in a majority decision after a twelve-round bout. The victory maintains Mayweather’s undefeated professional streak and pushes his career record to 46-0 in that arena. According to Fox News, Maidana threw considerably more punches but landed marginally less than his opponent.
"It was a tough, competitive fight," Mayweather said. "I normally like to go out there and box and move. But he put pressure on me. I wanted to give the fans what they wanted to see so I stood and fought him.”
"I think I won the fight," Maidana said according to Fox News. "He didn't fight like a man."
During and following the bout, many rappers took to their Twitter accounts to react to the decision and respond to fans about the fight.
I can see why some people gave it to Maidana tho... He impressed them with volume.. He kept busy even tho he didn't land much @KDashOz
Floyd Money Mayweather Wins!!!!
— Willie D (@WillieDLIVE)
Floyd Money Mayweather Wins!!!!— Willie D (@WillieDLIVE) May 4, 2014
Awe don't look like that .. You know you ain't win that fight Maidana
Bieber get your hoe ass out the damn screen pls. Look like you trying to kiss Floyd homie.
Head down, swimming & alladat I fuck with Maidana he a crash dummy somebody go put cuz on the set we need niggas like him.
Following his victory, Mayweather posted a photo of himself alongside Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 4, 2014