MIKE Tyson was recently announced as a featured artist on the track ‘Iconic’ along with Chance the Rapper on Madonna’s new album, ‘Rebel Heart’, and revealed the experience makes him think he would be a great solo artist.
He said, “Doing the song with Madonna makes me think this [music career] could really happen.
“I just went in and boom, one take. Everyone thought it was cool.”
Although he will feature on the star’s upcoming album, the 48-year-old sportsman admitted the part he recorded for the track was a surprise even to him as she called him up out of the blue to rap on the song.
He explained, “Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go. Due to the last minute nature of the recording, Mike – who has six children – added he completely ad-libbed his contribution and strangely took inspiration from the “street swag” of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
He told Rolling Stone magazine, “When I did it, I think about being some guy like [Benito] Mussolini and they’re really arrogant, but you try to come from a positive perspective and be uplifting. You watch Mussolini on television – even though we don’t understand what he’s saying – he is so mesmerising. I look at myself in that way.
I know people may say ‘this guy’s a fascist’ and all this stuff, but man, you can take positivity from watching him. – BANG!