Whenever Mike Tyson‘s name comes up in a conversation many will equate him as one of the best boxers of all time. During his time in the ring Tyson was a swift powerhouse with speed and agility. Many compared him to the greatest of all time Muhammad Ali, and just like Ali Tyson also had a ring of controversy surrounding him throughout his career. Even now he still makes headlines with his actions, and this time he’s revealing very person details about his children.
Although he has come to be one of the most beloved icons of the boxing field Tyson has always been one to speak his mind and never hold back, no matter how it may come across to those watching. It’s even leaked into his performance as a boxer, as many will recall the incident where Tyson, who was losing a boxing match against fellow champion Evander Holyfield, became so frustrated by the way he was losing the match he bit a piece of Holyfield’s ear off.
Years later Tyson is still just as controversial, as new statement’s he made during an interview with rapper T.I. are coming to light. And the statements revolve around how Tyson’s children feel about African Americans. From Celebrity Insider;
While on T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast, the controversial boxing legend said it hurts him because his children do not like black people and only date other races. The TV star blamed himself for his children’s dating preferences because he feels that he failed them as a father and a black man.
During the interview Tyson remained very open and honest about what hurts him the most about his children and their dating preferences.
“You know what bothers me, too, man? And I gotta say this. Why my kids don’t like black kids? They don’t date black kids. Why is that? […] Sometimes I look at my daughter, I see she’s attracted to white guys, and I think, ‘I didn’t set a good example as a black man,’ then […] They must have seen me sometimes when I was vulnerable and said, ‘Hey, I don’t wanna be with no one like that. He’s scary.’”
Tyson did however have nothing but high praise for his wife Lakiha Spicer, whom he married in 2009.
“She swooped down on me and told me, ‘This is what we’re gonna do,’ and that’s what happened. That’s why I believe in what I believe in now. ‘Cause there’s no way this could be happening. There’s no way I could’ve been married to my wife. I’m not faithful enough. I’m just not that kind of guy. I don’t care about nothing enough more than my dck, so how am I gonna be faithful to somebody? But it worked. I got 10 years with her. I’ve gone two years without ever fcking a btch but my wife. For a niga like me, I had to have them every day. I had to c^m every second of the day. I’m the poster boy for Sexual Anonymous.”
Check out the Tyson segment from ExpediTIously below.