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“He called me 10 days straight”: Will Smith Reveals Floyd Mayweather Called Him For Days After Oscars Controversy, Fans Claim He’s Friends With the Wrong People

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Who does not remember the Oscar slap controversy by Will Smith was and is a pretty big deal to have occurred? Following the slap, Will Smith was banned from the Oscars and many of his projects were put on hold for the unlawful event. During the bad times that the Men in Black actor was going through, there was one person that didn’t give up on him.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. called Will Smith every day for 10 days straight just to make sure that the actor was okay. The King Richard actor shared details of their friendship.

Will Smith and Floyd Mayweather.
Will Smith and Floyd Mayweather.

Is Will Smith Friends With The Wrong People?

In a recent special screening that Will Smith had set at The London Hotel, the actor was promoting his upcoming film Emancipation. During the screening, the Bad Boys actor took the mic to appreciate his dear friend who was there for him post the slap controversy.

Will Smith and Chris Rock during the Oscars.
Will Smith and Chris Rock during the Oscars.

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“I want to say something also about Floyd” the actor started saying “So, we’ve met each other, we’ve seen each other around, but we weren’t like, friends.”

“And, the day after the Oscars, for 10 days he called me every day. And, he was like, ‘Ay, you know you the champ, right? You good? You know you the champ, right? I want you to hear my voice say it,'”

“That was every day he called me … and it’s like, that’s my dude forever right there.”

Following the spreading of the news, fans took to Twitter to warn Will Smith about who the real Floyd Mayweather is as the professional boxer has been charged with multiple domestic violence charges and batteries.

Despite the wholesome gesture that Floyd Mayweather offered, the man has got many instances of domestic violence and misdemeanor battery charges lined up against him. There has been no resolution between Chris Rock and Will Smith post the Oscar slap as the latter’s career seemed in danger for a while. A lot of people have started taking sides and even discarded Will Smith as a human being. Post the slap, Emancipation will be the first movie that Will Smith would be starring in.

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The Violent History of Will Smith’s “Friend”

Floyd Mayweather during a match.
Floyd Mayweather during a match.

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Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. has had a successful boxing career, he was charged with two counts of domestic violence in 2002. A count of misdemeanors also occurred in 2005 after the boxer kicked a bouncer.

The boxer has been embroiled in controversies since as the counts of battery assault, domestic violence, and misdemeanors kept on increasing till Floyd Mayweather had to face a 90-day jail. Although he got out of the sentence, the people have not been a fan of him ever since. The friendship between Mayweather and Will Smith is one that seems to trouble the people since the company is not so good for the Independence Day actor.

Emancipation will release on 9th December 2022 on Apple TV+.

Source: Twitter

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.