NBA YoungBoy has Floyd Mayweather’s full support. The boxing legend joined The Pivot Podcast on Tuesday (February 15) and spoke on his relationship with YoungBoy, who has a baby boy with his daughter Yaya Mayweather.
“I’m proud of [YoungBoy Never Broke Again], a very, very talented young kid,” Floyd said. “One of the biggest artists as far as in music. He’s got a cult-like following. I look at him just like one of my sons. I only want the best for him.”
Money Mayweather went on to say that he’s proud of the father of his grandson and hopes YoungBoy Never Broke Again squashes whatever beef he has so he can enjoy the fruits of his labor throughout his decorated career.
“I don’t want him to have beef with anyone,” he continued. “These kids beefing nowadays and don’t even know what they beefing for. So much talent. See what happens to these young kids, they dying on the regular — Pop Smoke. Just so many young rappers and young entertainers, period.
“I feel like NBA YoungBoy went away for a while — I like to say went to college for a little bit — he’s back and I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my daughter. And I only want the best for NBA YoungBoy. I’m going to continue to push him and push her for both of them to be great.”
NBA YoungBoy and Yaya Mayweather began dating in late 2018. She revealed her pregnancy in 2020 and gave birth to their son later that year. Their relationship broke off and has been rocky in the time since. In an unreleased track titled “Carry On,” YB claims Yaya won’t let him see their son.
“She doesn’t want KJ to come, but then she tries to FaceTime him with me, but I don’t want to talk at all/I don’t give a fuck. Go tell the critics, bitch,” he raps on the track that leaked in January.
YoungBoy remains on house arrest in Utah since being granted bail in October. The father of seven returned to the music scene last month with the release of his Colors mixtape featuring a lone assist from Quando Rondo.
Watch the entire episode with Floyd Mayweather below.