Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with a murder-suicide involving VH1 “Hit the Floor” star Stephanie Moseley and her rapper husband Earl Hayes.
The rapper shot his wife multiple times Monday before turning the gun on himself, according to the police report. On Wednesday investigators spoke with Mayweather, a friend of Hayes and a potential witness to the crime.
“Mr. Mayweather was cooperative,” the LAPD said in a statement obtained by TheWrap on Thursday. “However, the information obtained from this interview as well as those with other people involved in the investigation will remain confidential,” the statement continued.
According to celebrity site TMZ, Mayweather told police he was on FaceTime with Hayes when the tragedy occurred. He reportedly told investigators that Hayes set down his phone in the middle of their conversation, went to the bathroom to find his wife and shot her multiple times. Hayes then reportedly returned to the phone to continue his FaceTime conversation with Mayweather, where he would eventually say goodbye.
Mayweather reportedly tried to dissuade the rapper from turning the gun on himself, but was helpless as Hayes took his own life.
Police would not confirm those reports with TheWrap.
As TheWrap previously reported, Moseley, a dancer and actress on the VH1 drama series “Hit the Floor,” was found dead on Monday around 7:30 a.m. at the upscale Palazzo apartment complex at Park La Brea, in Los Angeles. Officers responded after neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots and a woman screaming. Upon arrival they found Moseley, 30, and Hayes, a 34-year-old rapper, dead at the scene.