Written by: Khalif Thompson
Hulu began marketing their forthcoming television series "MIKE" in June.
The eight-episode program, based on the life of professional boxer Mike Tyson, was supposed to examine the athlete's life from adolescence through his successful career.
"The series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream, and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike's story," according to the show's synopsis.
While most celebrities like to have documentaries made about them, Tyson is enraged by the network's practices and wants everyone to know what they did.
The 56-year-old turned to Instagram to criticize Hulu for not compensating him for his story. His initial post featured a photo of him and Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC.
A block of text was positioned beneath the photograph of the two standing side by side. "Hulu tried to desperately to pay my brother, Dana White, millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master takeover story about my life," it stated.
He followed by thanking White for respecting their friendship and acting dignifiedly.
He also wrote to his 19.5 million Instagram followers, "Don't let Hulu fool you. I don't support their story about my life. It's not 1822. It's 2022."
Tyson stated one more that they took his life story and did not pay him. "To the Hulu executives, I'm just a n****r they can sell on the auction block," he said.
Hulu has not yet published a statement!