Floyd Mayweather declines to take a selfie with a young fan, stating that he does not take photos with men who have 'painted nails.'
Floyd Mayweather allegedly declined to take a photo with a teenage lad at a Los Angeles basketball game over the weekend due to his painted nails — and the incident was captured on film.
The teen caught a glimpse of the boxing legend at the Staples Center on Saturday, following the Clippers' game versus the Memphis Grizzlies. When the fan approached Mayweather in an attempt to grab a selfie with him, he was promptly escorted away.
"You've got painted nails; I don't take pictures with guys who don't have painted nails," Mayweather, 44, is heard saying in the footage, which was first released by TMZ.
As Mayweather walks away, a person who appears to be Floyd's security guard is seen urging the boy to stand aside.
"Floyd is a homophobe," the dissatisfied fan tells the camera. "You saw it first. Floyd is adamant about not photographing me because my nails are painted. "Really, bro?"
Mayweather's representative told TMZ on Monday that the unbeaten boxer didn't stop to take a photo because he was rushing to exit the game.
Additionally, the representative defended Mayweather vehemently against homophobic claims.
However, witnesses stated that he had no qualms about taking selfies with other people. According to TMZ, he was seen posing and smiling with at least one other admirer.
Mayweather made news in August 2017 for using an anti-gay slur to allude to his London opponent Conor McGregor. He eventually expressed regret about it.
Mayweather's representative has yet to react to a request for comment from the Daily News.