Josie Harris, who shares three children with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, was found dead Monday night at her Valencia, Calif., home. She was 40 years old.
TMZ reports that Harris was found unresponsive in her car after authorities were called to her home at approximately 9:30 p.m. While the circumstances sound suspicious, authorities do not believe foul play to be involved. As such, the case is being investigated as a death instead of a homicide.
Harris was the mother of three of Mayweather’s four children—Koraun Mayweather, 20; Zion Mayweather, 18; and their daughter Jirah Mayweather, 15.
The relationship between Harris and Mayweather was notoriously tumultuous throughout the years, with the aspiring actress accusing the undefeated boxer of domestic abuse on six separate occasions, including the infamous September2010 incident in which he allegedly pulled her hair and physically assaulted her in front of their children.
Their oldest son, Koraun, testified against his father at the time and provided a written account of the brutal attack to police. Mayweather would then serve two months behind bars for the incident.
“I just thanked [Koraun] because I didn’t know how long it was going to go on,” she told USA Today in a 2017 interview. “And I just feel like if he wouldn’t have gone to get the help that I may not even be able to be sitting here today.”
At her time of death, her $20 million defamation lawsuit against Mayweather remained unresolved. It was related to his claims in an interview with Katie Couric that Harris was on drugs during the 2010 incident.
I gotta get rid of all the Gucci I have at home. I’m not supporting their brand anymore.
50 Cent is joining the list of rappers who say they’re no longer wearing Gucci following the luxury brand’s Blackface sweater controversy.
On Wednesday (Feb. 13), 50 posted a video on his Instagram page of himself setting a Gucci T-shirt on fire and almost burning himself in the process. At one point you can see the tee disintegrate into flames as 50 stands over a pile of old Gucci clothes that he has dumped from his closet.
“I gotta get rid of all the Gucci I have at home. I’m not supporting their brand anymore,” he wrote in the caption.
Before his Gucci clothing bonfire, 50 Cent wrote on his IG that he was done with Gucci and is donating his wares to the needy. “Yeah I’m gonna pass on Gucci, I’m giving all mine to the homeless so the right demo can wear it,” he wrote.
50’s Gucci burning also comes after he slammed his good friend and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather, Jr., The boxing legend recently told TMZ that he doesn’t care about the boycott and that he will continue to buy from Gucci despite calls from T.I., Spike Lee and others to stop supporting the brand. In response, the Power creator went on his IG page and posted a photo of Floyd wearing the Gucci sweater in all of its Blackface glory.
For those who don’t know, Gucci was called out for their wool balaclava jumper, which closely resembles a person in Blackface. The fashion house has issued an apology for the offending item, but the damage was already done. Several rappers including T.I., Soulja Boy and Q-Tip are boycotting the fashion brand.
“@gucci As a 7 figure/yr customer & long time supporter of your brand I must say…Y’all GOT US fucked UP!!” wrote Q-Tip on his IG page. “APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED!!!! We ain’t going for this “oops my bad I didn’t mean to be racist and disrespectful towards your people” shit!!!”
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7:04 AM PT — Cops tell us … they believe Floyd was in one of the SUVs in the entourage that was targeted by the shooter.
Floyd was NOT injured in the attack and it’s unclear if he was the specific target. We’re also told cops do NOT have a suspect in custody at this point.
A man claiming to be one of Floyd Mayweather‘s bodyguards was shot outside of an upscale hotel in Atlanta Monday morning … the Atlanta Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports.
Unclear if Floyd was with the man at the time of the shooting.
Cops tell us … it all went down at 3 AM on Monday morning outside of the InterContinental hotel in Buckhead.
We’re told three vehicles were returning from the hotel from a nearby nightclub.
Cops says, “Another vehicle pulled up beside them at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Highland Drive and fired several times at one of the vehicles. All three vehicles fled and reported being followed for a distance.”
“After losing the vehicle that was following them, the victim’s vehicle drove to Grady Hospital where the victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and is in stable condition.”
“At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle.”
“The victim advised that he is a bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather.”
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