When Devin Haney beat Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday (May 20) in their highly anticipated boxing match, it came with a crutch for some. Moreover, after an intense and contested 12 rounds, judges ultimately sided with Haney for the victory. While this came as a shock and travesty to many fans, its impact was such that even some hip-hop notables had to speak out with their take. Two of the most vocal voices in that arena were Boosie Badazz and Nelly, who thought that Loma deserved the crown. However, in Boosie’s case, he even looked past his own benefits from the match-up, as he won money by betting on the San Francisco boxer’s win.
“I F**K WITH HANEY BUT I JUST WATCH CHAMP LOSE EVERY ROUND OF THAT FIGHT NO BOXING RIGGED TIMES HAVE CHANGED THIS S**T BOUT MONEY,” he wrote on Twitter. “I won money on Haney but Money can’t make me Lie.” On the other hand, Nelly had a much less conciliatory set of words aimed at the decision, not at either athlete in particular. In an Instagram video, the Austin-born artist said that boxing just wasn’t for him anymore.
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“I’m just letting y’all know I am done with boxing,” Nelly shared. “They will never get another motherf***in’ dime out of me. This is a travesty. I am done with boxing. Devin Haney is a very talented boxer. I have nothing against that man, much respect. He was not the better man today. At most, that man got a draw. At most. That man got robbed.” Furthermore, these sentiments echo a lot of discourse online, even though some don’t think it was a complete robbery. Still, the conversation remains hotly contested on either side.
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Meanwhile, Boosie might just give boxing a try- that is, if he ever decides to treat Charleston White to a showdown. White expressed a desire to get Anthony Dewberry to fight him and Bandman Kevo for $100K following their beef. While it doesn’t seem to have manifested into anything, it makes any of the Baton Rouge MC’s commentary on the ring a little ironic. Maybe one day we’ll see if he takes up the challenge. For more news and the latest updates on Nelly, Boosie Badazz, and Devin Haney, stay logged into HNHH.
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