Black TV Watch: Mike Tyson Talks Broadway on 'Kimmel'

Mike Tyson and Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Mike Tyson and Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

(The Root) — Before the word "ratchet" ever existed, Mike Tyson was busy defining it with his crazy ways. Read our recap to find out about his ridiculous antics on Jimmy Kimmel. Plus, Keyshia and Daniel are back in love, finally.


Keyshia and Daniel: Family First (Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET; BET)

"If I'm not cleared to play, tough part about that is, I don't have a backup plan right now." —Daniel


Highlight: So somehow, all's well in Keyshia Cole's little hood romance again. In this episode, she's working hard. She has an interview with Essence and is collaborating on shoes with Steve Madden.

Problem is, Daniel's been out of commission for a minute, and now that he's back on the court and working toward getting back with the Cavs, he's not doing too well. What if he can't head back to the team this season? There might be more trouble in paradise.

Mike Tyson and Future, featuring Kelly Rowland, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Tuesday, 12 a.m. ET; ABC)

"Grrrrr!" —Mike Tyson

"You're starting the tour — I thought this was interesting — in Indianapolis, which is the city in which you were arrested and bad things happened." —Jimmy Kimmel


"I's been caught! I's been caught, ma'am." —Mike Tyson

Highlight: How would you think Mike Tyson would walk on to a late-night stage? We're sure you wouldn't guess it would be doing an improvisational dance of his own styling. But that's what he did.


He also demonstrated what it was like when he was visited by The Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson during a stint in jail — looked a lot like slavery, according to Tyson.

He also throws his leg up on Jimmy Kimmel's desk, because who's gon' stop him, really?


Maybe he's trying to give us a little taste of the talent he'll be taking on tour this year when his one-man Broadway show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, goes international. It's a play he put together with the help of his wife, Lakiha Spicer, and Spike Lee. The tour begins in February.

"She a hood girl, but she a good girl." —Future

Highlight: Plus, Future performed "Turn on the Lights" for the Kimmel audience. He was clad in red and bouncing a lot. But when he performed "Neva End" with Kelly Rowland, we actually rocked with him.


Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.

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