“You’re the only white person who knows what it’s like to be AN*gga”

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Did you know?  Mike Tyson once told Eminem that he
Mike Tyson once complimented Eminem on hard work, saying, “You’ve enslaved it” and more (Photo Credit : Instagram)

Mike Tyson, who’s all set to share screen space with Vijay Deverakonda in Liger, isn’t one to screw up his words. And this was evident when he interacted with American rapper, songwriter and record producer Eminem (née Marshall Bruce Mathers III) in a video released on YouTube in 2021.

During this interview, the duo got candid about a variety of things ranging from rap and music to boxing and life in general. But what caught our attention from their candid chat was the former professional boxer who called Em the N-word – n*gga. Read on to find out why he said it and how the rapper reacted to it.

While interviewing Mike for his Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast, Eminem had an enjoyable time talking about family life, their love of hip-hop and his latest album Music to Be Murdered By. However, towards the end of the interview, Tyson praised the Detroit rapper for the success he has received and left him shocked by using the N-word.

At around 45:55, praising Eminem, Mike Tyson said, “Every damn thing you got wasn’t even given to you. You fucking toiled for it, see what I mean? You’re the only white man who knows what it’s like to be angga.” Not expecting such a comment, the rapper replied with a nervous laugh: “I don’t know how to answer that.”

While he continued to praise Em and say that only a few white people know the pressures black people face, he called him angga again.

To which the Encore rapper said, “But, uh, no man. It’s uh… I mean, you know, we all have our stories.” Before finishing the interview, Em told Tyson it was a “super honor” to talk to him.

Watch their interaction here:

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