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Watch Mike Tyson Butcher ‘Hotline Bling’ on ‘Fallon’

Fighter avoids beef with Questlove, delivers robust, lewd remix of Drake’s latest hit

Mike Tyson and Roots drummer Questlove narrowly avoided major beef on The Tonight Show Monday thanks to the one thing proven to assure peace amongst all parties: Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

The boxer/actor was on hand to promote the second season of his Adult Swim show, Mike Tyson Mysteries, when he took umbrage with host Jimmy Fallon’s description of the show as Scooby Doo meets Mr. T. After Tyson pointed out the obvious — “Me and Mr. T are different” — Fallon, already faux fearing for his life at Tyson’s exuberance, accused Questlove of making the comment originally.

Fallon proceeded to throw Quest further under the bus, bringing up a “Hotline Bling” meme the drummer posted on Instagram in which a picture of Tyson on an old flip phone was accompanied by a caption poking fun at his lisp: “You uthed to call me on the thell phone.”

While Tyson refrained from butchering Questlove, “Hotline Bling” was not so lucky. The Roots, on cue, kicked into Drake’s latest hit for the second time that night — following Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton earlier duet — and Tyson gamely delivered his own unique, robust, off-key and -color version of the track.


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