Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been slapped with a diss track from the rapper T.I. after he was seen shopping at Gucci.
Mayweather, who retired from boxing undefeated after a 10th-round stoppage win over Conor McGregor in 2017, visited a Gucci store earlier in the week and left with an entourage carrying multiple bags filled with Gucci products.
The 41-year-old was asked why he was still shopping at Gucci when there was a backlash over its $900 balaclava knit top that people thought looked like blackface.
The Italian designer apologized for selling the black jumper, which stretched over the mouth and featured red lips, a traditional feature of blackface.
Prominent celebrities like the movie director Spike Lee led calls to boycott Gucci, but Mayweather said he’s “not no follower,” did “what the f— I wanna do,” and would “get on a yacht and live life.”
On Thursday, T.I. released a song called “F— N—-,” and it appears to be a direct response to Mayweather’s comments.
The track cover shows one of Mayweather’s mugshots altered so that one of the Gucci sweaters appears over his image.
Text below the altered image describes a “f— n—-” as a “term used in the south” for when someone “goes against his people,” does “ignorant s—” and also “deserves to get dealt with accordingly for their stupidity.”
Some of the lyrics appear to take shots at Mayweather’s lifestyle, which involves fast cars, expensive jewelry, and buying multimillion-dollar mansions.
“Damn, it must suck to be a f— n—-, old greedy a– n—- only thinking about his self,” T.I. raps. “He get the fame, he get the wealth but people are struggling, who did you help?”
Another line reads: “I don’t give a f—- how much money you have, what did you do with it, how did you use it to make an impact and influence the wealth for the better? You rather go buy jewelry, whatever.”