Mike Tyson Says His Children Aren’t Attracted to Black People and He Might Be the Reason Why

Mike Tyson opened up to T.I. Harris about his children, and his life.

Mike Tyson at a photoshoot for  director James Toback's documentary film 'Tyson'/ Source: Getty Images

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson was a guest on T.I.Harris‘ podcast “ExpediTIously.”

Tyson spoke openly about his children’s tendency to avoid relationships with Black people and blames himself for providing a negative example.

Being a parent is never easy, as T.I. Harris, himself a father well knows. He and the ex-boxing champ spoke frankly about the pitfalls of being a father – and how their failings may affect their children.

For Tyson, one of the things he finds hard to accept is that his children don’t date within their community. He said:

Do 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?”


Tyson went on to explain that he believes his aggressiveness gave his daughter a bad example of how a black man acts. Tyson, who had admitted to physically abusing his ex-wife Robyn Givens, said:

“They must have seen sometimes when I was vulnerable and said, ‘Hey, I don’t wanna be with no one like that. … He’s scary.’ I think it’s the aggressiveness, I think it’s confrontational stuff, they think.”

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