Former professional boxer Mike Tyson paid tribute to Prince on Twitter late Thursday by doing something Mike Tyson does best — dividing the Internet.
Stars from every corner of public life, including Mike Tyson, mourned the loss of the music legend, who was found dead inside his Minnesota compound on Thursday morning.
Among the tributes was a self-depreciating tweet from Tyson that praised the departed pop culture icon for his contributions to music.
Tyson wrote to his more than 5 million Twitter followers: “#supertribute to #Prince #RIP Like the world I mourn but celebrate your spirit with your music.”
The tweet included a photoshopped image of Tyson’s head superimposed onto Prince’s 1979 self-titled album.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) April 22, 2016
The image also nodded to Tyson’s trademark lisp.
Instead of “Prince,” the album title had been replaced with the word “Printhe.”
The tweet was met with a mixture of sadness, confusion, and laughter.
Mike Tyson's tribute to Prince is both brilliant and bizarre. pic.twitter.com/fbVJHOC7eN
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 22, 2016
Only @MikeTyson could face swap with Prince and get away with it
— Major Bonghit (@happytobehigh) April 22, 2016
Mike Tyson tweeted this tribute to Prince…
— Ric Brooks (@RicbrooksMCR) April 22, 2016
— Dougie McEbolacrotch (@dougy_douger) April 22, 2016
@MikeTyson most bizzare tribute ive ever seen.congrats.
— Kas (@somisak72) April 22, 2016
Stupid is as stupid does. ~Forrest Gump
— Carolina Man (@_Carolina_Man_) April 22, 2016
Mike Tyson is a popular target for Internet memers.