As Questlove astutely points out via Instagram, “It’s never pop culture official until Mike puts his two thenths in.” He, of course, is referring to the one and only Mike Tyson, and, lucky for us, the pop culture moment in question is “Hotline Bling.”
This tasteless meme was pointed out to Tyson on Fallon last night (he was there promoting his show “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” which, if you haven’t seen it, is definitely worth watching). Thankfully, no one on earth has a better sense of humor about themselves than this dude, and the incident results in Tyson doing the worst (but most enjoyable) Drake impression imaginable.
Tyson gets the words oh so wrong, but it feels so right. “You used to call me on the cell phone. Want to be alone with me,” he sings. “You call me on the cell phone, for you to get the big bone.”
And we thought the original version was sexist.