As revealed earlier this week when Madonna unveiled the track list to Rebel Heart, the pop superstar's upcoming studio album will feature an appearance from boxing legend Mike Tyson, who appears on the song "Iconic" alongside Mage and Chance The Rapper. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Tyson discusses how the collaboration was put in motion, and also decides to praise Italian Prime Minister/fascist icon Benito Mussolini's "mesmerizing" oratory skills.
Tyson says that "Iconic," which features the boxer as a hype man of sorts, came together after Madonna reached out to him for the appearance. "Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go," Tyson said. "I didn't know what the hell I was going there for. I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna. She has her producer there and I go into the studio and I didn't know if she wanted me to talk or rap. I just go in there and start talking. I'm talking about my life and things that I have endured. I'm saying some really crazy stuff. It was really intense."