Back in 1993, Ice Cube rapped in “It Was A Good Day”: “Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp / And it read “Ice Cube’s a Pimp.” While the rapper has said that the events he wrote about in the iconic song were fiction, in 2014, it could become a reality.
As TIME previously reported,the Good Day Blimp project was trying to convince the Goodyear corporation to fly their blimp over South Central Los Angeles on January 20, 2014, the day stand-up-comedian Donovan Strain determined was the actual day in Ice Cube’s song. The project is both an homage to the song as well as a fundraising drive for a nonprofit organization called A Place Called Home, which works to provide a safe, positive, family environment for at-risk youth. The Good Day Blimp project sought to raise money for the charity — their goal is $25,000 — on the condition that Goodyear flies the blimp.
As word of the project spread, Ice Cube got on board with the operation. During his appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 15, to promote his film Ride Along, he asked people to donate to the Good Day Blimp website. Adding that, “Whatever we get tonight, I’ll bring it over the top.” He also called out Goodyear to make the blimp ride a reality, saying, “Do this before we call you ‘Bad Year.’”
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“I have been lucky to have reached this point in my career, and undefeated,” said Mayweather. “Losing all of that to someone who is in desperate mode right now is a scary thing”, he adds, alluding to the recent troubles Pacquiao has recently been going through with the Internal Revenue Service, and the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Mayweather however did not close the door on a possible matchup with the Filipino fighter. He said that he we will decide in the next few months, that is, if he changes his mind. However, if ever that happens, there needs to be certain conditions Pacquiao’s camp and promoters need to address for the potential biggest fight in history.
Mayweather said that first and foremost, Pacquiao has to sever ties with his current promoter, Bob Arum. Second, during the fight, Pacquiao must wear trunks in the color he chooses, and third, he will not pay for the rights to have ring announcer Michael Buffer say the copyrighted phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” before the fight. Mayweather said that he wants it changed to “Lets get ready to mambo!”.