50 Cent dares Floyd Mayweather to read for charity

Aug 21, 2014 at 7:31 p.m. ET
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It looks like celebrity feuds can actually have a positive impact on society, after all.

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50 Cent has issued the ultimate anti-Ice Bucket Challenge to boxer and former business partner, Floyd Mayweather. In a series of Instagram posts, Fiddy has mockingly asked Mayweather to publicly read a page out of a book. If he's able to complete the task, Fiddy will donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choosing. Turns out, the rapper would rather throw around cold, hard cash than cold, hard ice.

50 Cent has dubbed his call to action the "ALS-ESL Challenge," implying that Mayweather has difficulty reading. On Thursday morning, he posted a video of himself hurling a bucket of ice off a balcony and included the caption, "Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, if you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting or stopping and f***ing up. lmao." Obviously, 50 intentionally riddled his message with grammatical errors to be ironic, considering he is making fun of someone for allegedly being illiterate.

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Shortly after, 50 Cent posted a close-up picture of Mayweather, captioned, "DAMN I CAN'T READ THAT WHOLE PAGE NOW. f*** you 50, Lmao."


Later in the afternoon, 50 Cent followed up with another video announcing the involvement of fellow celeb, Jimmy Kimmel. The caption reads, "Just in people, Jimmy Kimmel will let Floyd read live on his show if he accepts." He also offers another dig at Mayweather in the video, saying, "We don't want to put pressure on you. We know you can't pronounce those words in that Harry Potter book. So we're gonna let you read Cat in the Hat."

It appears that 50 Cent was set off by comments made by Mayweather about members of the hip-hop community in a recent interview with Michigan-based news outlet, M Live. "Hip-hop artists, they come and they go. But I'm still here," Mayweather said. "I'm relevant."

No response from Mayweather yet, but a publicist for the boxer told the Los Angeles Times that if he decides to reach out, it will most likely be through social media.

50 Cent is no stranger to beef. He's been involved in feuds with everyone ranging from Jay Z and Beyoncé, to Oprah, after whom he named his female dog.