Steve O heeft een openhartige interview gegeven aan GQ magazine.
Ze hebben het veelal gehad over up’s en downs, drugsgebruik en zijn carrière als een Jack Ass. Hij is nu 8 jaar sober maar heeft in de tijd daarvoor veel gekke shit meegemaakt. Zie hieronder zijn verhaal over een keer dat hij onuitgenodigd een party crashde en Mike Tyson de deur opendeed. Hij vroeg of hij naar binnen mocht waarop Mike zei; Heb je coke bij je?
Dat had hij dus, (en veel) de rest is geschiedenis.
“There was this house party in the Hollywood Hills. And I remember I was distinctly not invited, but I showed up and rang the doorbell.
“Mike Tyson opened up the door. I said, ‘Hey, is it cool if I come in?’ And he said, ‘You got any coke?’ And I told him, ‘Yeah, dude, I got a bunch.’ And I did. I had like a whole eight ball in one pocket, half an eight ball in the other pocket.
“So we locked ourselves in this bathroom. So there we are, and he asked me for a cigarette while I was chopping up a bunch of blow on the counter.
“He rolled it back and forth between his fingers and all the tobacco fell out, and he kept doing it until nothing was left except a tube of paper connected to the cylinder.
“And he turned it right side up and started scooping cocaine into it, like pure cocaine. Nothing but. And I’m fascinated. I’m thinking that can’t work. It boiled down to the most fucking gripping science fair project ever.
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“He filled it until it was fucking full as fuck. And he made it work, man. He sat there and smoked the whole deal.”
The drugs soon took their toll and before they knew it, the pair of them were chatting a load of shit and trying to solve the world’s problems. Like two kids who’ve cut themselves off from the rest of a house party.
“At that time in my life I would develop Tourette’s syndrome if I was fucked up enough, just blurting out inappropriate shit.
“So I said to him, my exact words, ‘You know, Mike, I don’t have a racist bone in my body, but I like to consider myself a n–r.’ [laughs] I’ll never forget, he said, ‘You ask me, the definition of that word is anybody who uses it.’ And I was like, ‘Damn! Iron Mike, deep as fuck!’
“And so we’re talking about the finer points of racism in America, or whatever, just sort of philosophizing about how to make the world a better place, and it was just fucking incredible, man.
“The last thing he said to me was, ‘You know, Steve, everybody’s got you wrong. You’re actually really smart.’ And the next time I spent real time with Mike Tyson, one-on-one conversing, was when we were locked up in the psychiatric ward together.”