Floyd Mayweather Jr. Responds To 50 Cent’s ALS Challenge

9-4-2014 3-54-53 PM

Like so many other celebrities who have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, 50 Cent obliged. However, he turned the harmless trend for charity into a strange attack on Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his intellect.

50 Cent offered to donate $750,000 to an organization of Mayweather’s choice if the heavyweight champion could read one page from a Harry Potter book without making mistakes. Yes, the challenge was a low blow to Mayweather’s literacy, but $750k is a lot of money and he knows just where it should go.

Although the rapper mocked Mayweather’s ability to read, the boxer took the opportunity to help another cause near and dear to his heart.

His response went a little something like this:

“I was thinking of something, you know, when you asked me about 50 Cent. If you want to donate money, donate money to the Mike Brown family. I shouldn’t stop you. Our company, me and Leonard [Ellerbee], we have been donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to different organizations for years without any media, without getting credit. … The best thing for 50 Cent to do, and there are no hard feelings, is to give that $750,000 to Mike Brown’s family.”

Mayweather sympathizes with the protesters in Ferguson, Mo., who have been taking a stand for the life of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer last month.

Money Mayweather will be up against Marcus Maidana on Sept. 13.

What do you think about Mayweather’s response to 50’s challenge? Do you think he took the high road with this one? Tell us your thoughts below.

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