Mike Tyson claims Hulu ‘stole’ his life story: ‘I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block’

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is enraged over Disney-owned Hulu allegedly stealing his life story, calling them “slave masters” after they failed to pay him for a series about his life.

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He’s also furious that the streaming network did not consult with him on the accuracy of the storyline starring Trevante Rhodes.

Tyson posted the allegations on Instagram in a post he captioned “Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master.”

“Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block,” the heavyweight champ added.


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Then Tyson took his beef over to Twitter and lashed out at Hulu again, slamming them for greediness and then promising that “heads will roll” for allegedly stealing his life story.

“Hulu’s model of stealing life rights of celebrities is egregiously greedy #headswillroll,” he tweeted.

“Hulu stole my story. They’re Goliath and I’m David. Heads will roll for this,” Tyson continued.

Tyson’s allegations follow another post he made on Instagram where he praised UFC president Dana White for allegedly refusing to promote the Hulu series.

“Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master take over story about my life,” Tyson wrote. “He turned it down because he honors friendship and treating people with dignity. I’ll never forget what he did for me just like I’ll never forget what Hulu stole from me.”


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The series was announced in February of 2021 and the boxer has been bashing Hulu ever since he heard about it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising,” the boxer stated at the time in a now-deleted post.

“This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story. To make this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern for dollars over respect for black story rights. Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to black experiences, especially after all that has transpired in 2020,” he continued.

To counter Hulu’s version, Tyson joined a TV project that has set out to correctly and fairly report on his life by actor/producer Jamie Foxx and director Antoine Fuqua. The series claims that it makes no moral judgments about Tyson and is focused on just accurately telling his story.

“We just wanted to tell an unbiased story and have the audience decide what they think or feel,” showrunner Karin Gist commented, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Challenging what people think they know about Mike and hoping that they come away from the series with something else to think about.”

Tyson has recently claimed on his podcast, “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson,” that he feels he is “really close” to dying.

“We’re all gonna die one day of course,” Tyson stated. “Then, when I look in the mirror, I see those little spots on my face, I say, ‘Wow. That means my expiration date is coming close, really soon.'”

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The Hulu version of his life story will air on August 25.

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