Floyd Mayweather has never backed down from anybody.
Last year, Floyd Mayweather found himself embroiled in some controversy over some statements he made during an interview with Tha Boxing Voice. Money Mayweather surprised some of his fans when he broke down his thoughts on the recent divide between Black Lives and Blue Lives, stating "I’m here to say all lives matter. 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." The seeming brush-off of Black Lives Matter landed the undefeated one flak from all angles, including a pointed rant from the OG T.I, who is seldom far from these sorts of controversies.
Now, it would appear that Floyd has decided to stand by on his comments. During a vacation in Thailand, Floyd addressed his "All Lives Matter" comments after a fan brought it up. Evidently, he doesn't understand why people think it's a big deal, and broke it down as follows:
"I got a lot of scrutiny when everybody was like, 'Oh yeah, Floyd said all lives matter.' I don’t give a fuck what nobody say. I live my life the way I fucking want to live my life. I say what the fuck I want to say. I ain’t no fucking follower. And I’ll say it again: All lives matter. At the end of the day, right here, this is one of my best friends. This is one of my best friends right here. So at the end of the day, he’s Filipino. At the end of the day, I look at him like a brother. So his life matter to me, just like everybody on here. Y’all life matter to me, too. It’s all love. Everybody life matter. Everybody mean something.
A lot of times we say, 'Black lives matter, black lives matter,' but at the end of the day, in the hood, blacks is shooting blacks. I’m saying—nobody should be killing nobody. I just want peace. Me myself, I want peace. I think everybody should have peace. All around the world, we should have peace.
My thing is this: There’s good cops out there, just like there’s bad cops out there. At the end of the day, it’s all about following rules and regulations. That’s on both ends—for people in this world and for the cops. I know the cops got a job to do, but the cops’ job ain’t to be shooting motherfuckers, either. But also, when the cops tell a motherfucker to get out the car, just follow rules and regulations. All you got to do is follow rules. Don’t question a motherfucker. When they pull me over, when they ask for my registration, my license, my insurance, I just hand them this. [busts out a Mayweather-worthy money wad] I’m fucking with y’all. I’m popping shit."
Catch the bulk of Mayweather's statement in the video below, around the 12:15 mark.