Justin Bieber may have earned plenty of friends with his fame, fortune and (ugh) swagger, but his choice of party buddies may leave some of his fans surprised.
Mike Tyson stopped by the Conan set on Wednesday night and admitted that he and the Biebs had become unlikely friends, thanks to a mutual acquaintance.
“I like Justin Bieber a lot, he’s pretty cool,” revealed Iron Mike, who opened up to Conan about how he was first introduced to the pop star.
Mike revealed that his friend, DJ Marley Marl called him out of the blue a few years back, telling him that Justin wanted to be introduced.
“’Hey Mike, how you doing, I’ve got somebody who wants to talk to you’… so he puts Justin on the phone,” said the heavyweight champ. “So Justin’s on the phone, ‘Hey man, what’s up? How you doing?’”
Mike, who admitted that he and his wife had been arguing earlier in the day, quickly began unloading on the pop star, telling him everything that had been going on, with Justin just as readily coming up with a solution.
“‘I’m mad, Justin! Stuff ain’t good man,’” described Mike. “[He says] ‘Come out of it, Mike, come on, go to the airport!’ … I’m married with two little kids. You think my wife’s gonna [be OK if I say] ‘I’m gonna hang out with Marley Marl and Justin Bieber, ma’?”
While Mike declined Justin’s offer to meet up in what turned out to be the Bahamas, he only had positive things to say about the star, although the incident only served to show how different their lives truly are.
“My balling days are over,” joked Mike. “I’m just so balled out.”