Floyd Mayweather Apologizes for Using Homophobic Slur Against Conor McGregor

On Thursday, Floyd Mayweather offered up a formal apology to Conor McGregor for calling him a “faggot” at the fourth (and final) press conference they held last month.

A rep for Mayweather said the 49-0 boxer has “nothing against gays or lesbians at all” following the presser where the slur was uttered, which took place in London. At the same time, Mayweather claimed that he directed the word at McGregor after his rival called him a “monkey” off-mic at a press conference earlier in the week.

“There are certain boundaries you just don't cross,” he said off the cuff from his gym on Thursday. “In the press tour when I said something toward lesbians or gays when I said something toward him. I apologized, but him calling us monkeys, you have to realize, we went through years and years of up and down. Black Americans went through a lot. But I'm a strong individual. We live and we learn and hopefully after Aug. 26th, he won't be speaking that same language.”

This particular apology is at least the second of its kind this week, as he also expressed his regret to Stephen A. Smith earlier. “I spoke on disrespect,” he said to Smith. “Like I said before, it’s certain boundaries we just don’t cross. It’s OK if he wants to say certain things. Even in the press tour when I said something, I didn’t want to be negative towards lesbians or gays when I said something to him. So, I apologize.”

You can catch the bout between the pair of megalomaniacal fighters Aug. 26.

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Partynextdoor Called Out for Joke About Jewish People

Early Thursday, Partynextdoor went on a tweetstorm about why black Americans buy chains, but the artist added some controversial comments about Jews that caught the attention of fans and attracted some strong criticism.

The Canadian singer was trying to make a point about buying chains, but threw in some not-so-clever wordplay associating Jews with jewelers. The tweet is now gone, but the rapper has received his fair share of backlash for what many felt was a massively ill-advised joke.

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PND didn’t seem mad or suprised at all. Just a few minutes later, he tweeted again. He didn’t mention his previous controversial tweet but did cheekily reference the “tweet and delete life.”

In fact, one dedicated fan who has turned on Twitter notifications for the artist claims to have caught all of PND’s tweetstorm, which included a few more tweets in the same vein as the first offending tweet. He went on to say, “600 years ago Black Americans would you buy a dog collar with your hard earned money Lol it’s a joke but seriously,” and then added, “Only a shot at reality… let’s just wait till Jay Z says it.”

PND’s is referring to Jay Z’s similar comment about Jews on “The Story of O.J.,” a track off his latest album 4:44. In the song, Jay Z raps, “You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit/You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This how they did it.”

The comment was seen as feeding into existing negative stereotypes surrounding Jews and how they make and keep money. It was not lost on fans, and although many criticized Hov for what they saw as a low blow, many also came to his defense, including Russell Simmons.

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