This is why I wouldn't step up and Kickstart Geordie's Reading Rainbow. A little knowledge is not a good thing. 5o Cent claims he's worried about Floyd Mayweather's illiteracy. Illiteracy is a nationwide epidemic that affects upwards of one-hundred percent of people who can't read. Or forty-five percent of the Los Angeles school district, though in a 1985 statement, they say they're working hard on it. It was forty-seven percent by last count, so maybe not working super hard. 50 Cent decided the best way to bring light to his former friend's plight was to challenge Mayweather to read a page of a Harry Potter book aloud without sounding out the words. For this feat, 50 Cent would donate $750,000 to Mayweather's charity of choice. 50 Cent knows Mayweather can't read so this was more of a taunt than a challenge. Also, what kind of grown man wants to read Harry Potter?
Mayweather's no dummy. Figuratively speaking. Literally, obviously, he is a dummy. He fired back with his pictures of his last two paychecks from his promoter totaling $72 million. And a simple message, 'read this'. I suppose it was meant to say, read this, you Chelsea Handler Fucking Dumbledore Rapping Clown Piece of Shit. If only Mayweather could spell, he could really express his feelings.
Mayweather's point is well taken. You don't need to know how to read if you can make $72 million in a single year as a professional boxer. Or even a Super Bowl winning quarterback or a rapper who bangs babies into Kim Kardashian. If this is your plan, I'd quit school right now and get to it. There are only about 20 spots open nationwide and they're probably filling up fast. P.S. Voldemort dies.
Photo credit: Splash News / Floyd Mayweather Twitter