The New York City rapper Chris Rock will have to live with Mike Tyson, according to a new book.
Chris Rock is suing Tyson for sexual assault and defamation in New York and California for making derogatory comments about the boxer, according the New York Post.
Rock alleges that Tyson was sexually assaulted by Rock in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2002, when he was 17 years old.
Rock filed the lawsuit in April on behalf of Tyson, who was 16 at the time, claiming he was assaulted by the rapper in retaliation for his criticism of Rock, who has been criticized for his “racist” lyrics about African Americans and his use of profanity.
Rock alleges that during a hotel room visit, Tyson and Rock had a heated conversation about race, and Rock accused Tyson of being a racist.
Rock was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Chicago, according The New Yorker, and went on to become a musician in his 20s before returning to Brooklyn.
He is currently touring with Mike Day and Blackstreet, the latter of whom he worked with on his 2012 album, “Bully.”
Rock and Day will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.