John Shahidi (Shots founder), Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber.
Reports have swirled recently that Twitter is looking to buy Shots, a year-old photo-sharing app that has investors including Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Justin Bieber.
Mayweather said in a statement to The Times:
It’s not a good idea for them to sell right now. Everything great comes with time. Shots is only a year old and the app keeps getting better, bigger and becoming more relevant.
Speculation that Twitter was looking to buy Shots followed a recent public tweet sent by Twitter CFO (chief financial officer) Anthony Noto, which he apparently meant to be a direct message.
The tweet was quickly deleted, but was saved by numerous reporters. It said: “I think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec. 15 or 16 — we will need to sell him. I have a plan.”
Mayweather said he told John Shahidi and his brother, Sam, the other founder of Shots, that they should not feel pressured into anything but that they have his support no matter their decision.
“If I’m with you, I’m with you no matter what,””I support any decision they make,” Mayweather told The Times.
John Shahidi declined to comment for this story, and attempts to reach Twitter for comment were unsuccessful.