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Mike Tyson: Chris Brown's 'Gotta Get It Together'

By Michael Mullins   |   Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 11:07 AM

Mike Tyson said Chris Brown has "gotta get it together" during a recent radio interview when asked about the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer's arrest and felony assault charges this past weekend.

"I like and admire that little guy, but what he really needs to understand is eventually if you keep doing that stuff people will turn on you," Tyson told WPLJ's 95.5's Scott and Todd Morning Show on Tuesday.

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Brown was arrested and charged with felony assault in connection with a fight that broke out over the weekend near a Washington, D.C., hotel.

This is one of several times that Brown's temper has made headlines and led to charges. The most serious was in July 2009, when Brown severely beat his girlfriend Rihanna. He subsequently pleaded guilty to felony assault and received five years' probation.

"You know he's selling out arenas now. I know he might [think] never me, 'cause that's what I said. I was the greatest fighter God ever created, never me, and nobody wanted to have anything to do with me," Tyson said on the show.

In 1992, a 26-year-old Tyson at the peak of his career was convicted of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington, then-Miss Black Rhode Island.

As a result of the conviction, Tyson served six years in prison followed by four years on probation. He maintains he never raped Washington, claiming she went to his room consensually and wanted to have sex with him.

"I'm just worried about him because he's a really sweet kid and he's going through some overbearing pressures. 'Cause if you keep getting these violent cases, he's arrested for this violent assault here, [this] assault here, they're going to put him somewhere where that's all they do is assault people," Tyson said.

One of the disc jockeys then interjected that if Brown is put in prison with hardened criminals he won't have his body guards to protect him as they do now. Tyson replied, "Oh that's gonna be a neat trick."

When asked what his advice for the 24-year-old R&B singer would be, Tyson said, "Man he gotta get it together."

"I can’t even believe I'm saying this because I'm trying to work on getting it together," Tyson added. "This is what I know, Chris should know this, if you're not humble in this world, this world will force humbleness upon you."

Tyson, who has in the past opened up in press conferences about his regrets in life, further discussed how he has changed.

"I don’t think nobody was crazier than me, I jump on your car, you beat your horn, I jump in the car ... pull you out ... Now I [say], 'Yes Sir, no ma'am, yes ma'am, no sir,' that's just the real right now," he said. 

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