Mike Tyson is no stranger to many of the things facing Chris Brown right now: resentment, assault charges, and probation hanging over his head. So the former Heavyweight Champion of the World is in a privileged position to be able to speak to Brown on some of the dos and don’ts of his behavior of late.
“What he really needs to understand is that eventually, if you keep doing that stuff, people will turn on you,” Tyson told New York’s 95.5 radio station (via The Daily Mail), addressing Brown’s recent arrest for misdemeanor assault which could land him in jail for up to four years if an LA County judge deems that he violated his parole. ”I’m just worried about him because he’s really a sweet kid. He’s probably going through some overbearing pressures and if he keeps getting violent cases, he was arrested for this, assault here, assault there, they’re going to put him somewhere where that’s all they do is assault people. That’s what they do all day.”
Brown—still on probation from his 2009 arrest for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna—allegedly punched a man outside his Washington, D.C. hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning, and was arrested on an initial felony assault charge. The charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor, and yesterday a representative for Brown said that the singer has entered a rehab facility, presumably for anger management.
“I can’t even believe I’m saying this because I’m trying to work on getting it together,” Tyson continued. “This is what I know. Chris should know this. If you’re not humble in this world, this world will thrust humbleness upon you. That’s just what’s gonna happen.”