AceShowbiz - In a new episode of his podcast, Mike Tyson addressed a viral video from 2003 featuring himself and Juelz Santana. The episode of "Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson" featured the rapper, who served as the guest, asking the retired boxer to explain the awkward clip of him "manhandling" the rapper.
"I need to pull this up because I got Mike here … I need to justify this," said Juelz. In the said clip, which was taken at the Source Awards backstage, Mike grabbed the rapper and raised his arm a little while gassing him up. "This our lil man on the scene right here," he said while posing for a picture.
In the podcast episode, Juelz said of the clip, "One day we was with Cam… I always get like, crucified on the internet when this clip is posted. Mike grabbed my arm or something and put my arm up, and it was like, 'Damn, Mike pressed you.' "
Later, Mike clarified it was never his intention to make the moment come off that way, noting, "I was saying, 'Tell all those n****s you the man.' " He, however, did joke, "You must have been 12 years old back then."
Juelz added that there's no bad blood between Mike and him despite the viral video. "We got it clear, Mike was not pressing me, he was trying to get me to tell y'all n***as I'm the man!" he explained. The rapper admitted that the clip has followed him around for years and will always pop up "somewhere and somebody making some kind of joke."
Also during the interview, Juelz talked about almost doing a project with Yeezy (Young Jeezy). "Jeezy kinda, he took off and he got real big, I don't wanna say he got like… I mean, basically, the mixtape didn't happen. Me and Jeezy did about four records then he kinda got real big, whatever, we didn't do the mixtape," he said, revealing that it would have been titled "Best of Both Hoods".
As the planned fell apart, Juelz claimed that it resulted in his friendship with Lil Wayne. "Wayne called me up and said, 'Yo, what's up with the tape you supposed to be doing with Jeezy?' I said, 'I don't know, man. Jeezy's moving, he's doing a lot of things right now,' " he explained.
He also said that Wayne suggested they do their own project. "We went on tour and me and Wayne just got super close, we did a bunch of records on tour," Juelz continued. "Wayne is a studio rat, so after the shows Wayne always had the studio booked. Me and him would go to the studio, record, we recorded so much music. We just became super close, and that's been my brother ever since."