During a recent interview with Tha Boxing Voice, Floyd Mayweather randomly decided that he wanted to talk about All Lives Matter. He was asked a question about why other boxers aren’t selling out fights like he used to, and rather than answering that question, he took the interview in a completely different direction. “I’m here to say all lives matter,” he said. “You know, a lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ or, ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ all lives matter.”
Mayweather also criticized Colin Kaepernick for his national anthem protest during the same interview. “Kaepernick needs to try and get the starting job,” he said. “Stand up, and get the starting job. That’s what he needs to focus on.”
For the record, Kaepernick has taken over the starting job for the 49ers at this point, but Mayweather still seems to be standing pat when it comes to his All Lives Matter stance. And on Wednesday night, T.I. called him out for it on Instagram. T.I. and Mayweather have a history stemming from an altercation that took place back in 2014, but the rapper was quick to point out that he did not put up an IG post about Mayweather because of that. Rather, he believes Mayweather is being “socially irresponsible” by going public with his thoughts on All Lives Matter.