MANILA, Philippines – American rapper-actor Curtis Jackson, more known as 50 Cent, whipped out a series of tweets criticizing Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.
Jackson, Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s close friend and co-producer in a film production, even compared Pacquiao with a Hollywood star who is currently involved in alcohol and drug abuse.
"If Charlie [Sheen] can take a test I know Manny punk ass could take a blood test," the rapper-actor, who has more than 4.1 million followers on Twitter, said.
Pacquiao (52-3-2) and Mayweather (41-0) are top rivals in the boxing world.
More than a year ago, Pacquiao and Mayweather were pitted against each other for a match so-called "The Fight of the Century."
However, the first round of negotiations went downhill after Mayweather’s camp demanded that Pacquiao undergo Olympic-style blood tests.
Pacquiao agreed to such tests but only 14 days before the fight.
Mayweather’s camp, however, denied that they negotiated for a fight until recent developments were revealed by Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz.
Jackson said he will clearly be Mayweather's side if the fight materializes.
"There [are] 3 ways to beat Steroid Pacquiao. [He] has been knocked out twice and lost a decision . . . I stand behind my country, USA, all day," he said.
Jackson believes that a 'drugged' Pacman doesn't stand a chance against the undefeated Mayweather.
"If anybody that's following me think that Steroid Pacquiao with 3 losses can beat [our] 41-0 American champ @FloydMayweather stop following me," the rapper-actor said.
Jackson also claimed that Mayweather has more value for Americans than Pacquiao.
"Pacquiao makes money in the US an take it to his country and feed his people," he said.
"@FloydMayweather makes money in the US and feed the homeless," Jackson added.
Fighting Floyd's 'leftovers'
Pacquiao is set to fight another American, "Sugar" Shane Mosley this coming May 7.
The Filipino's World Boxing Organization welterweight title will be at stake.
Mosley fought and lost to Mayweather last year.
Jackson said Pacquiao is not taking any challenge for himself with the 39-year-old Mosley.
"@FloydMayweather beat fighters 1st then Pacquiao gets his leftovers Delahoya Hatton now he's fighting Shane," he said.