Friday, May 16, 2014


There's drama between Nelly and boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. that started when Mayweather's ex-fiancée, Shantel Jackson, started spending time with Nelly. Reportedly, Jackson and Mayweather split over an extreme sensitive subject. A source told TMZ that the time Jackson and Nelly have spent together has made him feel "betrayed." He went on to say that the betrayal was amplified because Mayweather though he and Nelly were old friends. Apparently, an Instagram picture of Nelly with Jackson at a Bobcats/Heat game is what set Mayweather off, because he began attacking Jackson on social media. During Mayweather's social-media explosion, he explains why the two broke up and said that he had paid for her to get plastic surgery. In one post he said, "The real reason why me and Shantel Christine Jackson @missjackson broke up was because she got an abortion, and I'm totally against killing babies. She killed our twin babies. #ShantelJackson #FloydMayweather #TheMoneyTeam #TMT." The social media attacks on Jackson led to a couple of responses from Nelly. The Grammy winner responded with a note and a song. In the note, Nelly discounts their "friendship" by saying that two never exchanged numbers. He then reminded Mayweather that he flew in Nelly's ex to spend the weekend with him. Nelly ended the note with a simple, "good luck to him tho keep making history champ?" The song, on the other hand, can be heard below.

The song has been met with mixed reviews. While it's labeled as a diss, it doesn't really come across as one. The harshest lyrics are "I'm glad he lied to your face/ I'm glad she made those mistakes/ Because you wouldn't be here now, I wouldn't be here now, we wouldn't be here now/ Thanks to your ex/ Thanks to my ex," and "It's his bad that you found a new lover." This "feud" with Nelly would be a first for him that doesn't involve another musician. Matter of fact, he has a reputation of being incredibly friendly with those outside of the music world. He's mostly known for his pleasantries in the poker world, where he has spent a good bit of his time playing professionally. In fact, he's known for having friendships with many of the top poker pros, and Phil Hellmuth is the most interesting of them. In fact, the duo have a video of them singing "Number One" at the 2009 WSOP. If there was anyone that could feud with Nelly it would Helmuth, because he's known for blowing-up at the table. His most infamous blow-ups include him saying that Jim Pittman "can't even spell poker," and calling Cristian Dragmomir "the worst player in history," as noted by blogger Matthew Pitt. Both occurred after Helmuth lost a hand that he shouldn't have (based on the odds), so I'm sure if Nelly beat the odds and took Helmuth's money, we'd all have something else to talk about. But the two haven't played against each other professionally yet. One thing's for sure, it'll be interesting to see how the "feud" between Nelly and the Champ turns out, because it could turn into a serious feud in no time.