Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather swiftly turned down a male fan’s request for a photo due to his “painted nails.” The fan in question attempted to land a snap with Mayweather after the Memphis Grizzlies’ win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
However, Mayweather shockingly rejected the photo request after spotting the fan’s “painted nails” and his bodyguard told the fan to back up. “You got painted nails, I don't take pictures with guys with no painted nails,” says Mayweather in a video acquired by TMZ. You got painted nails, I don't take pictures with guys with no painted nails,” says Mayweather in a video acquired by TMZ.
The fan could be heard calling Mayweather a “homophobe” and sounded visibly upset with how the boxing legend handled the situation He said: “Floyd doesn't want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bruh, really?!” The fan sent a photo of his nails to TMZ, which were colored in black.
Witnesses told the publication that Mayweather had ‘zero issues’ taking photos with other people in attendance after the Grizzlies vs Clippers clash. And TMZ added that the 44-year-old American superstar was ‘posing and smiling on the court with another fan’ at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mayweather, who retired from boxing in 2017 with an undefeated 50-0 record, was slammed on social media for turning down the fan’s photo request due to his nails.