Who Is Michael Blackson? Why Mike Tyson Allegedly Threatened To Knock Him Out After He Made Insulting Comments About His Daughter

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Who Is Michael Blackson? Why Mike Tyson Threatened To Knock Him Out After He Made Insulting Comments About His Daughter
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Don't mess with Mike Tyson, y'all.

UPDATED February 28th, 2020: Gary Tronk, a representative from Tyson Ranch, confirms the alleged Instagram DMS from Mike Tyson to Michael Blackson were not real and thus, Michael Blackson has deleted his Instagram posts.

We would never do anything to mess with Mike Tyson, but it sounds like this dude might be learning that particular lesson the hard way.

Allegedly, a man named Michael Blackson said that he'd impregnate Tyson's daughter after he heard that Tyson was trying to find a husband for her... and the former boxer allegedly wasn't pleased.

So who is Michael Blackson, and what's going on? Here's what we know about this crazy situation.

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1. This all started with reports that Tyson was allegedly offering money to someone who would marry his daughter. 

Earlier this week, a news outlet reported on a rumor that Tyson wanted to find a husband for his daughter, Mitchell, so badly that he was offering up $10 million to the man who agreed to his terms. However, it quickly became obvious that this was fake news, and a man who reportedly works for Tyson, Gary Trock, emailed the website asking that the story be removed.

"You have posted a false and defamatory article in regards to Mike Tyson and his daughter," Trock's email said. "There is zero truth to this story, and it is suggested that you immediately remove the article and all links or further action will be taken." 

2. Blackson responded to the fake rumor saying he would impregnate Tyson's daughter.

After a man named Michael Blackson saw the article, he posted a screenshot on his Instagram, volunteering for the gig. "Where she at? I’ll tear her ass up then go shopping plus she’s kinda cute," he wrote.

Later, Blackson also shared a screenshot of a DM that he sent Tyson, writing that he wanted to give him grandkids that "will have the complexion of Tyson Beckford, the knowledge of Cicely Tyson, talk like you Mike Tyson and hopefully not built like Tyson Fury." 

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3. Tyson allegedly responded to Blackson, threatening him.

According to a later Instagram post from Blackson, Tyson allegedly responded to his DM, threatening that when he found the person responsible for the story, he'd "knock them the f*ck out." 

"My daughter is happily in a relationship with a nice looking man so she's not interested in an overcooked hot dog like you," Tyson's DM said — although there's been no confirmation of whether he actually wrote this DM or not beyond Blackson claiming that he did. UPDATE: Gary Tronk, a representative from Tyson Ranch, confirms the alleged Instagram DMS from Mike Tyson to Michael Blackson were not real and thus, Michael Blackson has deleted his Instagram posts.

4. But who is Michael Blackson in the first place? He appears to be a musician and comedian. 

Blackson's Instagram personality makes it clear that this isn't the first stunt like this he's pulled. He's an African comedian who has been doing his thing (including stand-up) for awhile and now, he's taken his act to social media, too. Most of the photos he's posted come with pretty funny captions, and he shares short comedy videos, too. On his YouTube channel, he also shares music videos he's created with funny lyrics and videos similar to what he posts on Instagram, and he's already gained over 100,000 followers.

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5. Not much is known about Tyson's daughter.

Most of Tyson's family keeps their lives pretty private, including the daughter in question here. In total, he has seven kids — Mitchell, Exodus, Amir, Miguel, Rayna, Morocco, and Milan. And if that DM he sent Blackson is really from him, it seems like he's pretty protective of all of them ... not that we'd expect any less from Tyson! 

6. Tyson's camp says the alleged DMS from Mike Tyson to Michael Blackson are not real.

Gary Tronk, a representative from Tyson Ranch, confirms the alleged Instagram DMS from Mike Tyson to Michael Blackson were not real and thus, Michael Blackson has deleted his Instagram posts.

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.

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