In a career spanning three decades, Big Boi, one-half of the iconic hip-hop duo OutKast, has experienced a multitude of memorable moments. One such instance was the day when the legendary boxer Mike Tyson confronted Khujo from the rap group Goodie Mob.
On November 1, Big Boi engaged in a candid conversation with fellow Atlanta native JID at Atlanta’s Stankonia Studios as part of Rolling Stone’s “Musicians On Musicians” series. During their discussion, the two artists shared their admiration for Khujo, a figure who Big Boi once regarded as the “most feared” during their recording sessions with OutKast and Goodie Mob.
JID took the opportunity to express his fondness for Khujo’s verse in OutKast’s 1998 track “Y’all Scared,” with particular emphasis on the lines, “Heat’ll make anything move/ Even Tyson, can get laid down, with this tool.” It was during this conversation that Big Boi recounted the intriguing story of Mike Tyson confronting Khujo over his lyrics.
Big Boi reminisced, “Man, let me tell you, Tyson walked upon Khujo at the BET Awards or some award show,” the 48-year-old recalled. “Tyson got a lot more fights, but Khujo ain’t back down or nothin.’ He was just like, ‘Yea foo, yea foo,’ y’know what I’m sayin’? And Mike Tyson was like, ‘You had said something about me?'”