Oh, Mike Tyson, you pigeon-loving, alcoholic rascal, you! Mike just released a new memoir called The Undisputed Truth and in it, he reveals some pretty crazy shit about his career, like that he used to go into boxing matches high on cocaine, and that he used a fake penis to pass drug tests back in the day. Whuuuut.
Here are some key quotes (via DS):
“The history of war is the history of drugs. Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high.”
“I had to use my whizzer, which was a fake penis where you put in someone’s clean urine to pass your drug test.”
He also claimed to have taken cocaine in 2002 before his match against Lennox Lewis where he famously bit his leg.
Tyson said: “I lost my mind. I looked over at him and wanted to hit the motherf**ker.”
I mean, I don’t think anyone will be particularly surprised by these “revelations”, to be honest. Everyone knows he was doing drugs, and – like Rick James taught us many moons ago – cocaine is a hell of a drug. Oh, and Mike Tyson is fucking insane.
I don’t even like boxing, but I bet that book’s a pretty interesting read, to be honest.
November 14, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Well, I suppose you’ve got to hand it to Mike Tyson for his honesty – better late than never, anyway. While appearing on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, he admitted that all that time he’s been telling people he’s sober? Nope, totally not the truth. He’s actually a raging alcoholic and he’s pretty sure he’s going to die because of it. :(
“I want to live my sober life. I don’t want to die. I’m on the verge of dying because I’m a vicious alcoholic.”
“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days and for me that’s a miracle. I’ve been lying to everybody else that thinks I was sober, but I’m not. This is my sixth day. I’m never going to use again.”
“I’m a bad guy sometimes. I did a lot of bad things, and I want to be forgiven. So in order for me to be forgiven, I hope they can forgive me. I want to change my life, I want to live a different life now.”
Huh. I suppose it’s easy for me to say that if he wanted to be sober, he would just do it, no questions asked – I’ve never been an addict, thank fuck, so I’ve never had to confront that. However, if being faced with your own mortality doesn’t even kick your ass into gear, you can pretty much count on the fact that it will indeed kill you and you’re never going to change. I hope he does, though.
August 26, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Kim Kardashian is always tweeting about something inane. Sometimes she’ll try to tweet about a product without it being incredibly obvious that they’re asking her to. But it’s always obvious. Lohan has been doing her own product endorsement, although the company claims they are not paying her.
And yes, apparently some celebs get paid to tweet about companies and products — even the D-list celebs. The more followers/famous the celeb, the more money they can command per tweet. For example, Kim Kardashian can get (allegedly) around $20,000 per tweet. Frankie Muniz can only get $252. (Nelson Muntz laugh here.)
May 31, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
If there’s one thing Mike Tyson loves, it’s pigeons. He loves them so much, he apparently owned 2,500 of them at one point and even made a documentary about his pets. That’s why this story is particularly troubling: apparently, his ex-girlfriend cooked and ate one of them. Uhhh, okay.
From WFAN’s Boomer and Carton show:
“I was dating this young lady and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them. She happened to grab one – and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn’t do it.”
Added Tyson, who also happens to be a vegan: “It just wasn’t the right thing to do. It wasn’t cool. It was her house and we were living on her dime, so she could do [it].”
LOL, I love that Mike Tyson is a vegan. Also, that this ex-girlfriend thought domesticated pigeons were worth eating. I can’t imagine what possessed her to do that. Hunger, I suppose?
Also, when did Mike Tyson ever have to live on an ex-girlfriend’s dime? Hasn’t he been rich, like, forever? Even when he grabbed an earful from Evander Holyfield, he must’ve had some cash in the bank to sustain him, surely? Oh, whatever. Happy Friday.
April 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
It’s the weekend, and what better way to spend a Saturday than to feature stories with crazy people? I leave you today with a little gem from your favorite bird-loving banned boxer, Mike Tyson, who – besides his fondness for his avian friends – also really loves… Justin Bieber?
From MTV News:
“I just think he’s pretty awesome,” Tyson said, “And I think his cut with Big Sean ['As Long As You Love Me'] was pretty awesome too.”
Tyson then further emphasized this point by singing a few lines from a Bieber tune (though, to be honest, we’re not sure which Bieber tune) and said that his knowledge of music was nearly as impressive as his collection of title belts … a fact he owes mainly to his wife.
“If you saw my iPad, I have everything. My wife puts everything on my iPad. You know, ‘Justin? Let’s put him in there. Let’s put Rihanna in there. Let’s put Kendrick Lamar in there,’” he laughed. “My wife’s got everything on there, she’s got Shania Twain — I don’t know why she put that in there — and I can’t remember some of the other stuff. I hear Lloyd sometimes. But mostly I find out about stuff from my wife.”
And though he’s never gotten the chance to sit down and talk with Bieber, Tyson definitely had some career advice for the young crooner … especially in light of the recent controversy that arose over those “weed” photos.
“Justin’s not having any problems. He should just enjoy his life; nothing’s wrong, he’s not doing anything bad or anything,” Tyson said. “Weed is not necessarily a problem. He hasn’t gotten arrested or anything, or in a car wreck. He’s a really awesome kid, and he earned everything he has … He should just live life on life’s terms.”
If there’s anyone I wouldn’t take life advice from, it’s Mike Tyson. Just stick to your pigeons, man. Justin can stick to showing his butt in public or whatever he’s doing with his life since he hit puberty.
February 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
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.