Floyd Mayweather sees racial profiling in question about Justin Bieber
JUL 20, 2014 10:52a ET
The question seemed innocent enough, but somehow a world champion boxer saw an unseemly aspect to it.
Chicago television reporter Peggy Kusinski asked fighter Floyd Mayweather if his friendships with celebs like Johnny Manziel and Justin Bieber were genuine or merely inspired by marketing considerations.
After Mayweather answered the Manziel half of the question with what was more or less a non-answer, the reporter interrupted with a comment about Bieber.
"People think that's the oddest matchup, you two together," Kusinski interjected.
Mayweather responded: "Uh, to me it seems like that's kind of racial profiling to me."
Kusinski tried to turn it to an issue of musical taste, but Mayweather wouldn't have any of it:
For the record, there's video evidence that the friendship between Mayweather and the teen-idol singer goes more than skin deep: