Mike Tyson, the ever-sober, ever-eloquent former boxing star, sat down to do an interview with a show called ‘In Depth With Graham Bensinger’, or ‘A Show I’ve Never Heard of Before’, and he talked about some pretty crazy shit. Namely, his lifelong cocaine addiction and how he made no bones about it when it came to taking bit parts in films (ahem, ‘Hangover’) in order to help support his coke habit, and that one time that he caught Brad Pitt in bed with his then-wife, Robin Givens. Here’s a few choice quotes from the interview, which is not at all completely bizarre or frightening.
Here’s Mike Tyson on catching Brad in bed with Robin:
“I was mad as hell. I was going to … You should have saw his face when he saw me.”
Mike Tyson on objectifying his ex-wife, Robin Givens, and how much it still makes me want to punch him in the face all these years later:
“I was doing a divorce but every day, before I would go to my lawyer’s office to say, ‘She’s a pig and stealing,’ I would go to her house to have sex with her.”
Classy, classy man. Is he available? Can I get his number?
Here’s Tyson on choosing to do ‘The Hangover’:
“I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine. [I only signed on to] supply [my] drug habit. They ['Hangover' costars] had to know I was messed up. I couldn’t talk. I had the cocaine talk. So those guys are just beautiful people. They had my back, and I appreciate that and stuff, then they asked me to come back [in The Hangover 2].”
So what have we learned here, friends? That Mike Tyson is as big a pig as he, himself, claimed to be and that even in the eighties, Brad Pitt was kind of flighty on his extramarital sex stance. Got it.