Justin Bieber steps into the ring with Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne Al Bello/Getty Images Who knew Justin Bieber was on the mon...
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Who knew Justin Bieber was on the money team.
Shortly after Floyd Mayweather defeated Miguel Cotto for the junior middleweight title Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Biebs was spotted cheering in the boxing ring with the likes of 50 Cent and Lil Wayne.
So, how did this odd posse come together?
We're not exactly sure.
But the 18-year-old pop superstar and the boxing champ known as "Money" made sure to tweet each other prior to the match-up, and it was clear Bieber was excited about getting in on the action. He even carried Mayweather's weight belts (next to a money-toting 50 Cent) as he walked into the MGM Grand's Garden arena.
"cinco de mayo.... #MayweatherCotto yeah @FloydMayweather today is a BIG day," Bieber wrote Saturday. "#FIGHTNIGHT."
Mayweather responded shortly after, tweeting, "@justinbieber keep up the great work and thanks for the support #TheMoneyTeam. Enjoy the fight."
But, that wasn't all.
Bieber continued to show love to Mayweather via Twitter post-fight, writing, "@FloydMayweather Hard Work & Dedication. congrats champ. glad i could be a part of it."
We suppose the "Boyfriend" crooner's friendship with the 35-year-old boxer shouldn't come as that much of a surprise, however.
In the February issue of V Magazine, Bieber compared himself to the sports star, saying, "Now that I'm on top, everyone wants to bring me down…Everyone's trying to tug at me and take my spot. Like Floyd Mayweather, he's the best boxer in the world. Now he is a champion. Every time he goes to a fight now, people are like, ‘He's going to lose this time.'"
The haters were wrong again!