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‘The F*ck Did He Just Say?’: Mike Tyson’s Problem With Jay-Z

Published 05/19/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

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The legendary heavyweight pugilist, Mike Tyson, has shared some good moments with the most famous rappers of all time. Recently, Tyson made a witty comment on the artist Jay-Z and other artists for their rapping style. 

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In the latest podcast of ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’, ‘Kid Dynamite’ discussed some of his views on the rapping style of the great artists with the rapper Russ and co-host. 


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Tyson said, “Listen to the great rapper, they just say anything. Did that nig*a say that?”

While discussing more on this topic, he included the name of the well-known artist, Jay-Z. Tyson said, “The master of that is Jay-Z. The f*ck did he just say, did he? Damn!”

Tyson criticized the rapping style of Jay-Z for its unclear meaning and words. 

Even though Tyson mocked Jay-Z in his latest podcast, Tyson has adored him in the past. 

Mike Tyson ranked Jay-Z at #5

Back in 2019, Tyson posted a photo of the list of his favorite rappers of all time. He ranked 50 rappers according to his preference by stating the favorites at the top. 



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Significantly, he ranked Jay-Z at #5 on his list of 50 favorite rappers of all time. 

Tyson’s alignment with hip-hop culture

Mike Tyson had an astonishing career where he achieved a lot of accomplishments. During his career, he imbibed a slight hip-hop culture, which he portrayed in his luxurious lifestyle. 

He spent his money on lavish assets and owned many incredible things.


Subsequently, Tyson shared moments with a lot of rappers during his boxing career and also invited some of them to his podcast

Tyson has frequently shared moments with his favorite rapper, Tupac Shakur. Moreover, Tyson has also remembered Shakur many times on his Twitter account years after his death.


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Well, it seems that after spending a good time imbibing the hip-hop culture, ‘Kid Dynamite’ has a good knowledge of it. Thus, he shares his views on it frequently. 

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Do you remember any other incident when Tyson shared his view on a famous rapper? Let us know your answers in the comments below. 


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Written by:

Mohit More


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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.
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Paras Pande