Rapper spoke with Floyd Mayweather's camp shortly before murder-suicide

Kevin Iole
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Rapper spoke with Floyd Mayweather's camp shortly before murder-suicide
Rapper spoke with Floyd Mayweather's camp shortly before murder-suicide

Quoting an unidentified police source, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s camp had conversations with rapper Earl Hayes on Monday not long before Hayes murdered his wife and then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.

The Times' report follows a Monday report from TMZ in which the celebrity news site reported that Mayweather was having a conversation over Apple's FaceTime during the actual murder-suicide. The Times reported it could not confirm TMZ's version of events.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Monday at the Clippers-Suns game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Monday at the Clippers-Suns game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

The bodies of Hayes, 34, and his wife, dancer Stephanie Moseley, 30, were discovered inside their condominium in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Police responded on Monday at 7:30 a.m. to reports of a woman screaming inside a condominium. When the SWAT team arrived, members heard more shots and broke into the condo, discovering the dead bodies of Hayes and Moseley.

Hayes was reportedly a friend of Mayweather's.

TMZ reported Mayweather was having "extreme difficulty" after having witnessed the shooting. It also reported that during their conversation, Mayweather had urged Hayes to dump his wife. It quotes an unnamed Mayweather source.

How much difficulty he may or may not have had is open for debate, but this much is not: He wasn't so distressed that he skipped an NBA game. Mayweather was courtside at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday for the Clippers' 121-120 overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns.

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