Steve-O Story Time: Mike Tyson Smoked Entire Joint Full Of Cocaine
Last week GQ published an interview with former Jackass star and complete maniac Steve-O, whose real name is Steve Glover. The interview focuses mainly on the craziness of Steve's life before he decided to get clean, as he has now been sober for eight years and is reinventing his career as a stand-up comedian.
And apparently before becoming a vegan, meditating regularly and focusing on staying away from drugs and alcohol, Steve-O was getting really, super messed up with Mike Tyson. Shocker.
Here's some of what he told GQs' Clay Skipper about the night he crashed a Hollywood house party and watched Mike Tyson roll a joint that was filled to to the brim with cocaine:
"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. He filled it until it was fucking full as fuck. And he made it work, man. He sat there and smoked the whole deal."
That manages somehow to be simultaneously one of the least surprising and the most insane stories ever. If there were ever a person that I would assume had graduated past the point of just snorting cocaine like everyone else on the planet, I'd assume it were Tyson. Still, if even Steve-O in his junkiest stages of life had never seen anything like it, it must be pretty hard core.
Steve goes on to explain that while they were locked in the bathroom together for three hours getting completely wasted, they temporarily solved racism!
"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."
Holy shit. The sentence "and the next time I spent real time with Mike Tyson was when were locked up in the psychiatric ward together" might be the most Hollywood sentence to ever be uttered in the age of recorded human history. Tyson is such an enigma because while he is very obviously a complete nut job with some level of brain damage, everyone continues to say how much they love him and how nice he is.
I don't buy it.
Either way though, the stories don't get anymore uplifting from there. At one point in the interview, Steve describes a horrifying scene in which he was desperately seeking out drugs in a crack house covered in blood spatter from people shooting up cocaine.
"I was scraping up blood and cocaine, and I fucking snorted it. I was snorting up dried blood. That’s probably the lowest point I can recall. And I can’t imagine trying much harder to contract AIDS. And thankfully, I didn’t."
It's obvious that some people are meant to survive and share their story, and Steve is definitely one of those people. It's just hard to decided which survival story is more impressive: not contracting AIDS, or surviving a friendship with Mike Tyson where he's the one telling you not to run into his fists.
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