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50 Cent dares Mayweather to read Harry Potter for charity

- August 22nd, 2014

Floyd Mayweather has been feuding with several rappers lately, and now one of them is out to embarrass the world’s highest-paid athlete.

The most recent public spat spawned after Mayweather made the following comments to MLive.com Thursday in reference to artists like 50 Cent, Nelly and T.I.

“What’s so crazy is this: You know, when people are not relevant, and they’re not moving units like they were once moving … you’ve got to realize, I’ve been relevant for 18 years,” Mayweather said.

Piggybacking his name is what hip-hop artists seek when confronting him, he added.

“God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent, with fast feet, fast hands, unbelievable defense and a very, very sharp mind. So I’m thankful for that. Of course, hip-hop artists, they come and go. They come and go. But I’m still here,” Mayweather said.

50 Cent wasn’t going take those shots lying down. In the spirit of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Fiddy challenged the undefeated boxer to read one page of a Harry Potter book. If he does so, the rapper will donate $750,000 to a charity of Mayweather’s choice.

Warning: Strong language.

That’s a lot of freaking dough to put up just to burn somebody.

But why would a guy who can’t throw a baseball to save his life dare his former friend to complete such a simple task?

It might be because he knows something we don’t.

Here’s a clip from Friday’s broadcast of The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM, a New York hip-hop and R&B radio station, in which Mayweather struggles to read a brief promo.

It’s a cringe-worthy performance, but a single example also isn’t enough to judge one’s reading ability.

Either way, it’s doubtful we’ll see a conclusion.

Maybe these guys could, you know, donate ridiculous amounts of money to charity out of the goodness of their hearts.

(h/t Deadspin)

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