Did Floyd Mayweather Jr. “rile up” his rapper friend Earl Hayes over his wife’s infidelity before Hayes gunned her down in the bathtub and then killed himself?

That’s exactly what TMZ is claiming:

Floyd was on FaceTime with his rapper friend Monday morning when the shots were fired. Now we’re told, Floyd was telling Hayes he should leave his wife, Stephanie Moseley — a well-known backup dancer and star of VH1’s “Hit the Floor” — because she was bad for his career.

As we reported, Hayes was distraught over what he believed was repeated infidelity, including a fling he said Stephanie had with Trey Songz.

One Mayweather source says Floyd challenged Hayes, saying he was weak for not leaving her.

At that point, as Floyd was on FaceTime, Hayes went off and said he was going to gun down Stephanie. We’re told when the boxer realized Hayes was going to shoot Stephanie, he begged Hayes not to go through with it.

Our law enforcement sources say Hayes went into the bathroom and fired 10 to 12 shots as Stephanie was taking a bath. We’re told she was hit multiple times.

Neighbors called the cops upon hearing the shots, and when police got to the door, they heard another shot (which they later learned was Hayes taking his own life), retreated and called SWAT, who quickly showed up and broke down the door.

Stephanie’s body was found in the bathtub and Hayes’ was found in the bedroom.

It’s no surprise that the LAPD now wants to interview Floyd because’s he’s the only person alive who knows what really happened.