Mike Tyson Addresses JetBlue Confrontation ... 'He Was f***ing with Me!!!'
5/22/2022 6:25 AM PT
Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson finally broke his silence about his confrontation on a JetBlue flight with an out-of-control passenger, and one thing's clear ... he's really pissed over what went down.
Mike was on his 'Hotboxin' podcast and was clearly relieved the San Mateo County D.A. decided not to charge Mike for battery. As you know, the video -- obtained by TMZ -- shows Mike punching away at the guy after getting harassed even before the plane took off.
Mike said, "He was f***ing with me, man. I took pictures with this n****."
Mike says he knows there's always the chance someone will become "overly excited," and that's why his wife has been on him not to fly commercial.
Mike concedes, "I shouldn't even be taking public planes," adding, "A bodyguard and a f***ing yes man. What am I gonna do on a plane?"
He admitted situations like the one on JetBlue "trigger me" and he acknowledged ultimately it's a lose/lose situation.
And, speaking of triggering, Mike had reminisced about an incident during the infamous Holyfield fight.
BTW ... the passenger has lawyered up ... so it's unclear if Mike will have to open his wallet.