Floyd Mayweather’s 21-year-old daughter has avoided prison time after pleading guilty to a stabbing.
Iyanna Mayweather pleaded guilty to “unlawfully, intentionally and unknowingly” causing “bodily injury” to Lapattra Jacobs by cutting her with a knife. Jacobs and Mayweather both have children with popular rapper NBA Youngboy.
Mayweather was arrested two years ago following an altercation with Jacobs at the rapper’s home. The 21-year-old is said to have stabbed Jacobs twice with two knives in the kitchen. Jacobs was hospitalised and Mayweather was later taken into custody.
The second-degree felony charge that Mayweather pleaded guilty to carries up to 20 years in prison, but she entered a plea deal with prosecutors who agreed on six years of deferred adjunction. Mayweather’s adjunction could end after just two years pending good behaviour. Mayweather’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, told XXL of the outcome: “We resolved the case between Iyanna and the State. The agreement calls for Iyanna being on deferred adjudication for a period of six years after which she will have no felony conviction and the case will be dismissed.
“She is eligible to have the deferred adjudication end after two years pending her good behaviour. Although we believe that Iyanna was defending herself after being attacked, we thought this was the safest resolution for her. This is especially true since her boyfriend and his bodyguards refused to testify; probably due to their own legal problems.”
As part of her plea deal, Mayweather is forbidden from contacting Jacobs, who received a protective order against the boxer’s daughter in December 2020. Mayweather also must complete 40 hours of community service.
Iyanna is Mayweather’s second-oldest child and the only one of his biological children to have a different mother from the other three. Her mother is American businesswoman and television star Melissa Brim, who met Mayweather when she worked at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.