It’s been 14 years since MTV’s Jackass inspired a generation of idiots to staple their balls to a grapefruit, and eight years since the last time Stephen Gilchrist Glover, better known as Steve-O, touched booze or drugs. When he’s getting arrested for climbing to the top of a construction crane to protest SeaWorld, he’s doing it stone cold sober. Now Steve-O can look back at those long gone Wildboyz days with fondness and wonder,”How did I think I solved racism after doing cocaine with Mike Tyson and getting locked in a bathroom?”
I’ve done f*cking cocaine with Mike Tyson, dude. We spent three hours locked in a bathroom together. There was this house party in the Hollywood Hills. And I remember I was distinctly not invited, but I showed up and rang the doorbell. Mike Tyson opened up the door. I said, “Hey, is it cool if I come in?” And he said, “You got any coke?” And I told him, “Yeah, dude, I got a bunch.” And I did. I had like a whole eight ball in one pocket, half an eight ball in the other pocket… So we locked ourselves in this bathroom. (Via)
Steve-O said that Tyson rolled one of his cigarettes until all the tobacco fell out, and “started scooping cocaine into it, like pure cocaine… He filled it until it was f*cking full as f*ck.” The boxer smoked the entire thing.
At that time in my life I would develop Tourette’s syndrome if I was f*cked up enough, just blurting out inappropriate sh*t. So I said to him, my exact words, “You know, Mike, I don’t have a racist bone in my body, but I like to consider myself a n*gger.” [laughs] I’ll never forget, he said, “You ask me, the definition of that word is anybody who uses it.” And I was like, “Damn! Iron Mike, deep as f*ck!” And so we’re talking about the finer points of racism in America, or whatever, just sort of philosophizing about how to make the world a better place, and it was just f*cking incredible, man. The last thing he said to me was, “You know, Steve, everybody’s got you wrong. You’re actually really smart.” And the next time I spent real time with Mike Tyson, one-on-one conversing, was when we were locked up in the psychiatric ward together. (Via)
You should really just read the entire thing. It’s basically that episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia where Dennis gets thrown in a rehab facility, except Tyson’s both Sinbad and Rob Thomas.