Trevante Rhodes Reacts To Mike Tyson Blasting Hulu Over "Mike" Series

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Rhodes stars in the series and issued a statement of sorts after Tyson said Hulu stole his life story without paying him.

The opportunity to portray one of the greatest boxers of all time was a huge moment for Trevante Rhodes, but now he's at the center of a controversy. In just two weeks, Hulu will premiere its anticipated series Mike, detailing the life and experiences of Mike Tyson. The production has been heavily teased for months as the streaming platform expects Mike to become another hit, but Tyson himself came forward to denounce the show. According to the champion boxer, Hulu is profiting from his life without his permission.

“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," Tyson recently wrote on Instagram. "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.”

In a separate post, Tyson added that he doesn't support the series because "they stole my life story and didn't pay me." He added that "to Hulu executives I'm just a n*****r they can sell on the auction block." Hulu has not responded to Tyson's assertions, but Trevante Rhodes has reacted to the controversy.

"I understand
I am a fan
As well.

As Champ honored the great
Alexander the Great
in his way, I honor him in mine
w my intelligence, my heart & my time
Perspective is everything
Perspective is everything
what's bigger than a name? the education of
a vein.

Never in vain
Never in vain
Never in vain."

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.