Mike Tyson believes Eminem can be compared to a Black person. The boxing legend made the analogy when he was sitting down with the rapper on the latest episode of Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson. The show appeared to be normal for a while, with the two celebrities mostly talking about family, boxing and music.

But the conversation took a strange turn when Tyson decided to compliment the rapper for his hard work.

"Everything you got was f***in' not even given to you," the boxer said. "You f***in' slaved for it, you know what I mean? You're the only white guy that knows what it's like to be a n***a."  

Eminem didn't exactly accept the statement with open arms.

"Not sure how to answer that," he responded. "But, uh, nah man. It's uh ... I mean, you know, we all got our story."


Still, the rapper praised Tyson extensively throughout the interview. 

"You are like a god to me," Eminem said. "You have done so much in your life. Just so crazy to be the heavyweight champion at 20 years old. It takes a lot to be the champ."

Eminem also talked about his new music video for "Godzilla." According to Complex, the video includes a scene where Tyson pretends to punch Eminem in the face. 


Tyson has made a habit of making headlines with his words. In January, he blamed himself for why his kids aren’t attracted to Black people.

"You know what bothers me?" he said during an appearance on T.I.‘s podcast ExpediTIously. "Why my kids don't like Black kids? They don’t date Black kids. Why is that?”

The former heavyweight champion, who has eight children, used his daughter as an example, saying "Sometimes I look at my daughter and I see that she is attracted to a white guy and I say to myself 'I didn't set a good example as a Black man.'"

Tyson also said his son isn't attracted to Black women.

“I’m like, ‘What the f**k is wrong with you? You don’t like her?’” Tyson said. “And I don’t understand the concept. Their vision, what they see. That’s what confuses me with my kids.”