Floyd Mayweather is backing off his bombshell comments about T.I and wife Tiny.

During his press conference for his upcoming bout against Marcos Maidana, Mayweather created a firestorm when, in response to a question about the rapper and his wife, he asked, “What about the [b-word]? I was [effing] his [b-word].” 

But now Mayweather is trying to clear the air, telling TMZ sports what he actually said was, “He thinks I was [effing] his [b-word]... I’ve never been with Tiny sexually. I respect her situation and I think she’s a good person. I would never disrespect a marriage.”

So far, T.I is handling the situation diplomatically, telling TMZ, “I hope he is enjoying himself. God bless him.”