Boxing legend Mike Tyson is speaking out on his decision to appear in 2009’s hit comedy “The Hangover.”
The former heavyweight champ who recently described himself as “pig” and said his life was a “f*cking waste” sat down with ESPN and tells them his motivation to be in the movie was his drug habit and penchant for selling bootleg movies.
He tells the broadcast network,
“I was doing that to supply my drug habit. I’m sorry I’m coming at you guys like this… I said, ‘Wow, This is going to be really good. We’re going to sell this stuff on 42nd street on bootleg and make a lot of money.’ This is my best thinking on drugs… It wasn’t that way. It was an international success.”
Tyson also talked to ESPNabout his former weight problem and says that the worse thing about being overweight and nearly 350 pounds was the difficulty he had wiping his own behind.
“It was hard to wipe my butt… I was sweating like some kind of guy from a moon project or something. It was crazy… All the clothes you see me with now are clothes that I had 15, 20 years ago. (Host: Did you have the back fat and everything?) Oh man the back fat. The back fat is when it’s so bad, your ass looks like a board. It’s like boom. The back and ass is one. It’s not like the back goes down and the butt protrudes. No. It’s just straight down. And then girls were telling me I looked great. It has to be a money deal. It had to be.”
Listen to Tyson’s ESPN interview here.