“I have an 8-year-old kid. I wouldn’t let Michael hang out with my kid. I wouldn’t let my kid go over Michael’s house,” Tyson told Michael Rapaport in an episode of his “I Am Rapaport” podcast released Monday.
During the interview, the 52-year-old pugilist said that while he loves Jackson, the late pop star “has a reputation of this.”
Tyson compared it to people not allowing their children around him because he was convicted of rape and spent time in prison.
“It’s like some people say, ‘Well listen, you’re Mike Tyson. I wouldn’t let my daughter around you cause you’ve been to prison for rape,'” the champ and “Hangover” actor said. “I respect that, I understand that.”