You don’t have to be a fan of 50 Cent’s music to know that he’s the ultimate online troll. He doesn’t care who he messes with and seems to take pleasure in antagonizing his fellow celebrities in ways that are immature, sure, but pretty hilarious. This time, he’s seriously outdone himself by betting $750,000 that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather couldn’t read a single page of Harry Potter.
Read this $72,276,000.00. God bless. pic.twitter.com/dpwE3X7eLR
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 23, 2014
- 50 Cent first issued the challenge back in 2014. It all goes back to the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge (remember that!) when, instead of inviting Mayweather to also complete the challenge, issued a completely different dare: reading a full page of one of JK Rowling’s hit wizarding books. In exchange, 50 said he’d donate $750k to the charity of Mayweather’s choosing.
- Jimmy Kimmel was even willing to host Mayweather. In a follow-up video, 50 said that Kimmel was willing to have Mayweather on his show to read the Harry Potter page if he accepted. “I got a phone call from my man Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Kimmel said that if Floyd accepts the challenge, then he will put it on the actual show,” 50 said. “So, you can read it on the show. We don’t want to put pressure on you. We know you can’t pronounce those words in that Harry Potter book, so we are going to let you read Cat in the Hat.” Seems like a pretty simple task for a $750k donation.
- Mayweather wasn’t interested in the challenge. Instead, he posted donation checks as a response to 50, clearly not fancying his chances when it comes to reading. However, he insisted that the rumors of his reading difficulties were exaggerated, saying on a radio show: “I don’t get paid to read radio drops. I’m capable of having a bad day. I’m not perfect. You know as well as I know, they edited the tape how they wanted to do it. Making fun of a person because they can’t read is not funny. It’s tragic. If I really couldn’t read, it would make my accomplishments that much more amazing.
- Alas, the challenge never did get completed. That means 50 is still holding on to $750,000 in need of donating. Hopefully he committed that money somewhere else it was needed anyway.