Floyd Mayweather asks not what he can do for Africa but what has Africa ever done for him?
Making eloquent, unselfish points really isn't Floyd Mayweather's forte.
Mayweather kicked his controversy up another notch during a recent interview with 107.3 Jamz, an African-American radio station based in South Carolina.
After making the bold claim that he has “good heart,” (we'll say nothing) he said he shouldn't feel obligated to give to charities, specifically in Africa.
“[People] say ‘well, he got all this money, why is he not giving to Africa?’” starts Mayweather. “Well, what has Africa given to us? What has Africa came and gave to my children and to my family? Things work two ways.”
Despite showing a fundamental misunderstanding of how charitable donations work, the man who goes by the moniker "Money" continued his spiel.
“Everybody’s always talking about giving, giving, giving. That’s the problem. Everybody’s doing so much giving, at the end of the day, they may not have nothing. Then they’ll say ‘why was he giving this to that person, and giving this to that person when he should have been saving?’”
“I never got involved in the sport of boxing to say ‘I’m going to fight and make hundreds of millions of dollars and just give it all away.’ If I’m gonna mess money off in a bad way, I’m going to spend it on myself. I’m going to do what I want to do with my money. You hear people talking about, ‘well, he should…donate to this or donate to that.’ No, I should donate to Floyd Mayweather, donate to Floyd Mayweather’s family. Because that’s what it’s about.”
While there is some sort of warped logic to his point, when you earn roughly a gazillion dollars a fight, it might be an idea to share at least part of the wealth.
You know, Karma and all that.
Hat-tip to Ghana Vibes