Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather shared an unlikely friendship, becoming nearly inseparable after first linking up in 2012.
But as the pop singer, 23, has been reevaluating his life and attending church regularly, he is said to have cut ties with the championship boxer, even unfollowing him on Instagram which reportedly caused Mayweather to ‘go nuclear,’ according to a recent TMZ report.
In a new interview, Floyd, 40, had nothing but nice things to say about Justin despite their cold front.
‘I love Justin Bieber and I’m gonna always wish him nothing but the best,’ Mayweather told Hollywood Unlocked.
‘Justin Bieber is at a point…he’s in a place right now…he’s focused. He’s focused on church. He’s focused on his new team. He’s focused on the lord and only thing I can do is give him the utmost respect,’ he explained.
They first became close when Bieber was an invited guest to one of Mayweather’s 2012 matches at request of Floyd’s daughter Iyanna.
Soon after, Bieber was ringside at nearly all of the boxer’s gigs as they developed a tight friendship.
They uploaded videos with each other, getting spa treatments across from each other in one clip and Mayweather acting as Bieber’s boxing coach in another.