Here's Rihanna duct taping Floyd Mayweather's mouth shut pic.twitter.com/FIdI5vhDzE— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 29, 2015
He may be the winner of this year’s “Fight of the Century” but Floyd Mayweather finally met his match at the 2015 Black Entertainment Television Awards.
As the show came back from a commercial break, the camera panned towards Rihanna sitting in the audience – with duct tape in her hand.
And before anyone could ask her why, the singer further confused everyone when she decided to rip off a piece and placed it on Mayweather’s mouth who was sitting next to her with his hands tied together.
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It's still unclear why it happened, but it was certainly a staged gimmick.
However, it didn’t sit well with many fans watching the awards after they figured out the stunt could be a reference to both Mayweather’s and Rihanna’s histories with domestic violence.
Twitterati was outraged:
Was Floyd being gagged and bound supposed to be funny? Help me understand the joke please? #BETAwards2015— Trillary Crosley (@HillaryCrosley) June 29, 2015
Do better @BETAwards.— Lauren Nostro (@laurennostro) June 29, 2015