Former ‘Jackass’ actor recalls three-hour cocaine binge with Mike Tyson, discussing racism
Steve-O, who has been open about his drug addiction and his path to recovery, said he was not alone in his cocaine problem. In fact, he once spent three hours locked in a bathroom with Mike Tyson while snorting cocaine and talking about racism.
“I’ve done f—–g cocaine with Mike Tyson,” Steve-O told GQ. “We spent three hours locked in a bathroom together.”
He went on to explain that he was at a party when Tyson approached him and asked if he had any cocaine.
“I told him, ‘Yeah, dude, I got a bunch.’ And I did. I had a whole eightball in one pocket, half an eightball in the other pocket,” he explained. “So we locked ourselves in this bathroom. He asked me for a cigarette while I was chopping up blow on the counter.”
While they were locked together for hours, the two discussed life, and in particular, they took a hard look at racism.
“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—-r,’” Steve-O continued. “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–k!’”
“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 f—–g incredible, man.”