Chris Brown and Soulja Boy, who have been battling it out on social media, now have a chance to go toe-to-toe in the ring. The feud between Brown and Soulja Boy has been taken to new levels and will result in an epic boxing match. Former world champion Floyd Mayweather will be training Soulja Boy, 26, for the pay-per-view fight. Mayweather was quick to capitalized on the beef by arranging the $1 million match. Chris Brown and Soulja Boy became the first celebrities to feud in 2017.
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Brown was infuriated with the “Crank That” rapper after he liked an Instagram picture of Brown’s former girlfriend Karrueche Tran and added a string of heart emojis. Chris Brown, 27, and Tran broke up nearly two years ago after Chris fathered a child with another woman while he and Karrueche were together. This seemingly trivial Instagram argument between the two rappers has now escalated to such great heights that the greatest boxer of his generation has become involved in the dispute.
Floyd Mayweather is undefeated in his 49 fights and has won major world titles at super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight. One of the highest paid athletes of all time is set to train Soulja Boy for a three-round bout with Chris Brown, according to the Guardian. According to Forbes, Mayweather is worth an estimated $340 million.
The rappers began posting aggressive Instagram videos that were directed toward each other and mocked one another’s tweets. Soon after, Chris Brown challenged Soulja Boy to a fight. The offer was promptly accepted. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Soulja Boy challenged Chris Brown to hit him just as he hit his former girlfriend, Rihanna.
“Hit Me Like You Did Rihanna.”
Soulja Boy later posted a remorseful video in which he admitted that he hoped to work with Chris Brown in the future. Soulja also revealed that his mother was in the hospital and that he hopes to make her proud through his music as he moves forward from the feud, according to USA Today.
PSA ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/vvKp0cVHDI— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) January 4, 2017
“I know she’s not proud of my actions and what I’ve been doing recently” Soulja Boy, 26, explained. “I wanna make music with Chris Brown … To all the media, to all the blogs, to all my homies from the hood that feel like I been on some hot boy s–t, I apologize. I’m back to the music.”
Soon after, Soulja Boy crossed the line by dragging Chris Brown’s daughter, Royalty, into the messy spat. Chris Brown had clearly reached his limit and posted a video on January 5, warning Soulja that if he continues to bring Royalty into the feud, Soulja will be forcing things into a completely different direction, according to USA Today.
Brown was furious and said the fight should stay professional and the two should refrain from getting personal. Chris added that Soulja should keep women and children out of the brawl.
“We gonna set up this fight, it’s gonna be professional, you can do all of that. But one thing you gotta stop doing my n***a, I’m gonna be real with you: stop bringing my daughter into this my n***a. Stop saying s**t about my f**king daughter.”
The talked about fight became a reality when Mayweather promoted the fight on Instagram on Thursday.
“Mayweather Promotions Presents … celebrity boxing live on pay-per-view… Signed my contract I’m leaving the fight with $1,000,000 I got the best ever my big bro @floydmayweather training me d**** … March in Vegas!! On TV.”
He followed that with a video of him and Mayweather saying, “We gotta get the money.”
Soulja Boy passionately added that this would be “[t]he biggest fight of the century.”
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Soulja Boy then added more fuel to the fire with a tweet claiming he invited Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriends’ Rihanna and Karrueche Tran to the fight.
“I invited Rihanna & Karrueche [Tran] to the fight. I know they don’t want this b***h n***a Chris Brown no more. But they can watch me knock him out.”
The live brawl is set to take place in Las Vegas in March. All proceeds from the fight will be donated to charity.
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