Mike Tyson Takes Shots At Hulu For Stealing His Story In New Series: ‘Heads Will Roll For This’

Mike Tyson is squaring up with Hulu over the brand new sequence “Mike.”

In a sequence of statements posted on his social media accounts Saturday, the well-known boxer aired out the corporate for allegedly producing the biographical sequence with out his approval and never offering compensation.

In an Instagram submit, Tyson famous he doesn’t help Hulu’s upcoming restricted sequence about his life and profession: “Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master. They stole my story and didn’t pay me.”

The previous undisputed world heavyweight champion additionally expressed his disdain for the upcoming present on Twitter.

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

Again in June, the subscription streaming service introduced that “Mike” was set to premiere on Aug. 25.

Following its announcement, the eight-episode sequence has since been a sore topic for the boxer.

In a press release to Leisure Tonight, Tyson additional slammed Hulu for telling his life story with out reaching out to him.

“My life rights option expired years ago. Hulu nor any of their supercilious team ever tried to engage in any negotiations with this Black man. In their eyes I am still just a n****r on the auction block ready to be sold for their profit without any regard for my worth or my family,” he informed the outlet.

“They say this story is an exploration of a Black man. It’s more like an exploitation of a Black man. Hulu thinks their tracks are covered by hiring Black sacrificial lambs to play the part as frontmen for their backdoor robbery is appalling. I will always remember this blatant disregard of my dignity,” Tyson added.

Starring Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”) as Tyson, the present says it can element “the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life ― from being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again,” in keeping with Hulu’s official synopsis.

Tyson’s newest sequence of digs on the streamer got here after he posted on Instagram on Saturday to reward UFC president Dana White for allegedly turning down a chance to advertise the sequence.

“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,” he 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.”

Karin Gist, a showrunner for “Mike,” talked concerning the sequence at Hulu’s Tv Critics Tour panel on Thursday, in keeping with Deadline.

“We just wanted to tell an unbiased story and have the audience decide what they think or feel,” Gist stated. “Challenging what people think they know about Mike and hoping that they come away from the series with something else to think about. Whether you like him or hate him, does the story make you question how complicit society has been? That was the intention, that was the North Star for the writers’ room as we were crafting stories.”

After Hulu first ordered the restricted sequence in February 2021, Tyson spoke out towards the manufacturing early final 12 months in a since-deleted Instagram submit.

He known as it “cultural misappropriation” and stated that unauthorized account of a Black man’s life coming “on the heels of social disparities in our country” was a “prime example” of Hulu’s “corporate greed.”

Tyson is reportedly engaged on a separate challenge about his life with Jamie Foxx and director Antoine Fuqua.

HuffPost has reached out to Hulu for remark.