A tale of a man whose yearning for his lady love cost his sanity.
And nowhere is it better witnessed than in the tragic tale of Laila and Majnu.
“I could never really get him out of my system,” she says.
“I would try and then we would get back with each other.
Kiki, born Lakiha Spicer, formally met Tyson when she was 18. By the time she was 23, they were dating casually while she was in New York, this after he had served a three-year prison term for rape. “At that particular time I was an idiot and I believed that it was normal protocol that everyone should want to be with me,” Tyson said. I didn’t know people could really care about you because you’re really not that bad of a schmuck.” They were on-again, off-again more than a kitchen light.
Her father Shamsud-din Ali was an influential Muslim cleric in Philadelphia who knew promoter Don King and frequently took his daughter to boxing events. They crossed paths at night clubs, where Tyson would enter with other women only to leave with Kiki.