*During his exit interview on “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night, D.L. Hughley admitted he was “playing with house money” getting this far in the series.
He and fellow comic Andy Dick were tied for the judges’ lowest scores this week. But Dick made it through…and wasn’t even in the bottom two. It was boxer Victor Ortiz who survived the cut.
Hughley hugged his pro dance partner, Cheryl Burke, when he learned his fate during the results show, and joked with judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, who had given him some particularly strong criticism.
“I’ve had a ball. I played with house money,” Hughley said of his experience. “Thank you team DL and Cheryl for keeping us in this long. I’ve had a ball.”
But you probably won’t be surprised to know that the other side of the story was a bit different. Fab shared his story with DJ Clue Monday night.
“This is not no big thing to me,” Fab said. “This is more of a war on drugs than a war between Ray J and me. This ni**a is high or he’s coked up or on pills. This rant I heard, which is hilarious to me, first and foremost, it’s a joke. I’m taking it serious on the side of where he thinks he should do that, but I’m laughing at his whole character. Like there’s nobody that believes Ray J’s gangsta to that point unless he gonna prove it. So at this point now he’s gonna have to prove all this funny ish that he was talking on ‘The Breakfast Club.’”
He clarified the issue, explaining the two just bumped heads and had an argument before a show, but no blows were ever thrown.
“I’m walking down the hallway to the show,” he detailed. “I see ‘Kiss, say wassup to Kiss. I see 50 [Cent] against the wall, I see Floyd against the wall and I see Brandy’s brother with the red hoody on. So I walk up, I give 50 a dap. I go to give Floyd a dap and than Ray J chimes in and says ‘Yo, ‘my ni**a I’m here with the money team and we was talking about the jokes and wasn’t feeling the jokes.’ So I’m laughin, I’m thinkin’ he’s continuing the talk or something from the dinner. Still making more joke of it…I felt the joke was over but I’m laughin with him anyway just to not make him look stupid.
“So now I look over at 50 and 50′s just lookin, they lookin like they just trying to see what Ray J is talking about,” he continued. “So now I go over to Ray J and he’s like ‘We real ni**as, we’re not bitch ass ni**as. This the money team. This is this that and third.’ And now I’m just like hold on hold on. So now I’m looking at him in his eyes and I’m startin’ to feel like, ‘is he serious’ like what’s goin on here. ‘Are you serious ni**a.’ So I asked him, like ‘Yo Ray J what’s wrong with you man? Are you serious. What are you talking about…’
“While he’s talking to me he’s like touching my shoulder, tappin me on the chest and you know just talking,” he explained. “So I’m like, ‘If you serious let’s just finish, first of all don’t touch me no more. Don’t touch my body in any sort of way. Don’t touch me.’ So he’s like, ‘What you mean don’t touch me fam.’ And I said, ‘Well I just said, Don’t touch me.’ From there he moved back and then he like pushed off of me on my chest, so when he pushed off of me I jumped back to him and I grabbed him up. So I grabbed him up. There was no fight, there was no swing. This whole story that he made up; that whole Tupac rant about him swinging on somebody and all that, was all lies…That ni**a was on that Whitney last night or something. There was no swinging that took place. You could ask the money team. The money team was there. Ask the money team that he’s probably the water team for.
“So I grabbed him up by his little red hoody and I holdin’ him there by his hoody and I’m like, ‘Just chill out lil’ red riding hood,’ I’m holdin the ni**a and there’s a bunch of commotion from all of the security guards. The hoody is over his face, like I coulda mopped the floor with him if I really wanted to. I’m just holdin him…so everybody chilled out. They calmed it down. Everybody’s like, ‘Just chill out, just chill out,’ and I let his hoody go, pushed him back. He’s behind his security dude’s screamin’ at the three of ’em and throughout the whole altercation the only thing that happened was that my shades fell off or my shades got lost in the whole lil’ scuffle thing, whatever. So I went to my dressing room which was two feet down when this happened. I had a couple sips of Fiji water. We joked about it in there. Me, Kevin Hart and Meek Mill. Meek Mill came out to the show. Shout out to Meek Mill and Kevin Hart. We joked about it for a lil’ bit. I went on stage maybe about 10 minutes after that.”
*Ray J went on the radio in New York today claiming that he hit rapper Fabolous after the artist tweeted a joke about his appearance at Floyd Mayweather’s house on HBO’s “24/7.”
Fabolous made fun of Ray J’s cameo, in which he is shown playing the piano in the boxer’s living room and singing his song “One Wish.” Fabolous tweeted, “Floyd saying we havin a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing ‘One Wish’ on the piano had me in tears!!”
The tweet didn’t sit well with Ray J and a chance meeting between the pair on Sunday sparked a heated exchange, which turned violent.
But Mayweather’s victory wasn’t the culmination of the night! When HBO commentator Larry Merchant, who is ancient, kept pushing the winner to respond to his comment that he didn’t win fairly, Mayweather just couldn’t hold back any longer.
After he landed what some call a sucker punch to Ortiz’s pretty face, the crowd booed the champion boxer, forgetting the head-butt the upcoming star made earlier.
After a replay of the knockout punches Merchant asked the boxer to describe what he saw. Mayweather, in the midst of boos from the crowd, reminded the audience that his opponent head-butted him during the match, ultimately drawing blood and of course pissing him off.
“I was victorious, if you want a re-match then let’s re-match,” he added.
But Merchant pressed the issue, insisting he was unfair. But before he could put a question mark on his statement, Mayweather jumped down the 80 year old’s throat (not literally of course).
“You never give me a fair shake. HBO needs to fire you. You don’t know sh*t about boxing. You ain’t sh*t! You’re not sh*t!”
Merchant replied, “I wish I was 50 years younger, and I’d kick your ass.”
He later commented to his colleague that he probably couldn’t kick Mayweather’s ass even if he was 50 years younger.
Well, Saturday night in Las Vegas he wasn’t fighting Pacquiao; he was in the ring with Victor Ortiz. Put it this way, Pretty Boy Floyd is now 42-0 in his professional career.
But as usual, when it comes to Mayweather, the outcome was controversial. In what’s being called a stunning finish, He knocked out Ortiz, the WBC welterweight champion, near the end of the fourth round with a left, then a right hand while Ortiz appeared to be apologizing after an intentional head butt.
Ortiz went down in a heap, and tried but was unable to get to his feet before the referee reached the 10-count. The raucous crowd of 14,687 at the Grand Garden Arena in the MGM Grand booed vociferously when Mayweather was declared winner by knockout.
Replays showed that Ortiz appeared to be looking at referee Joe Cortez when he was hit.
Mayweather remained unbeaten at 42-0 (26 KOs), while Ortiz fell to 29-3-2, 22 KOs.
“After it happened we were back to fighting, and then I threw the left hook right, hand right after the break. You just have to protect yourselves at all times in the ring. He did something dirty, his corner said I was dirty, then I won the fight,” said Mayweather, who was fighting for the first time in 16 months.
Ortiz, who came in a 4-1 underdog, said he was doing as he was told by Cortez.
“I took the break by the ref and I obeyed exactly as I was told, then boom! he blindsided me,” said Ortiz. “I’m not a dirty fighter and I apologized for the head butt. You can look at this two ways. I came to entertain the fans, and I think they were entertained.
“There was a miscommunication by the ref, and neither he nor I or anyone is perfect. This is a learning experience.”
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Watch the controversial knockout below:
*Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been ordered to begin giving testimony today in a defamation case against him filed by rival boxer Manny Pacquiao, reports the AP.
Mayweather is being sued over statements accusing Pacquiao of taking performance-enhancing drugs. The two, considered the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, have repeatedly failed to reach terms on what could be the richest bout in boxing history.
Federal magistrate Judge Robert Johnston denied an emergency motion Thursday that would have allowed Mayweather to delay testifying. Mayweather claimed that he needed to concentrate on his upcoming fight against Victor Ortiz, which is scheduled for Sept. 17.
In separate cases, Mayweather also faces felony charges stemming from a domestic argument and misdemeanor harassment and battery charges.