Lakiha Spicer Biography

Lakiha Spicer, popularly known as Kiki Tyson, is an American socialite and the third wife of former professional boxer Mike Tyson. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Lakiha Spicer
Quick Facts

Born: 1977

Nationality: American

Famous: Family Members American Women

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females

Born in: Philadelphia

Famous as: Third Wife of Mike Tyson

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Mike Tyson

father: Shamsud-din Ali

mother: Faridah Ali

siblings: Azheem Spicer

children: Morocco Elijah Tyson

U.S. State: Pennsylvania

City: Philadelphia

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Lakiha Spicer, popularly known as Kiki Tyson, is an American socialite and the third wife of former professional boxer Mike Tyson. In 2004, she was sentenced to house arrest and four years probation during a corruption case involving her family members, and was sent to serve six months in prison in 2008. At the time, she was carrying her first child with Tyson. The boxer, who led a frivolous life, served prison sentence for raping, and became a drug addict following his retirement, credits his current wife Kiki for rescuing him from his state of despair. She co-wrote with her husband the one-man show 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth', directed by Spike Lee, which debuted on Broadway in August 2012 and covered in detail the boxer's life story.

Lakiha Spicer
Personal Life
  • Lakiha Spicer was born in 1977 in Philadelphia to Shamsud-din Ali and Faridah Ali. Her father, who was formerly known as Clarence Fowler and was convicted of murder in the 1970s, later established himself as the leader of the Philadelphia Masjid and became an influential Muslim cleric in West Philadelphia. She has a brother named Azheem Spicer who is three years' older than her.
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Rise to Stardom
  • Lakiha Spicer graced the pages of tabloids for a long time thanks to her prolonged on-and-off relationship with celebrated boxer Mike Tyson. His name even came up as a potential character witness for her during a 2004 trial, even though he was never called to testify. While they had a small private wedding ceremony in Las Vegas in 2009, the event, held a month after the death of his 4-year-old daughter Exodus from accidental suffocation, drew a lot of attention.
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Relationship with Mike Tyson
  • Lakiha Spicer's father, who knew promoter Don King, often took her to boxing events, where she met Mike Tyson for the first time at the age of 18. Reportedly, King had warned Tyson to keep distance from her as they were "not the people to mess with". However, Spicer was immediately attracted towards him, in her own words, "like moth to a flame". Also, she was not affected by the fact that he was convicted of rape and went on to serve three years in prison soon after they first met. By the time she was 23, they began dating casually in New York, where she was staying at the time. However, it was an on-and-off relationship with no commitment on Tyson's part. He often met her at clubs in the company of other girls, but left with her at night. In a later interview she claimed that she did make several futile attempts to get him out of her system, but every time fell back in love with him. T he relationship took a serious turn in 2008 when, one week before entering federal prison to serve a six-month sentence for money fraud and conspiracy, Lakiha Spicer found out that she was pregnant with his child. Following her release from jail, she gave birth to a daughter named Milan in December 2008. A new mother just out of prison, she contacted Tyson, who was then battling drug addiction. The two, "both destitute", soon came back together. Even though they could not live together in Las Vegas as both were convicted felons, they frequently visited each other, except for when he would go on a three-day drug binge, leaving her to fear for the worst. However, overwhelmed by her love for him, Tyson decided to change his ways and commit to her, following which they got married in a private ceremony at the La Bella Wedding Chapel inside the Las Vegas Hilton on June 9, 2009. It was her first marriage, while Mike Tyson had been married twice before; to Robin Givens and Monica Turner. He later mentioned in an interview that getting involved with her was "truly a life-saving experience". They later welcomed a son named Morocco Elijah Tyson on January 25, 2011.
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Controversies & Scandals
  • Lakiha Spicer's father, Shamsud-din Ali, her mother, Faridah Ali, a.k.a. 'Rita Spicer', and several others were charged with conducting and participating in a racketeering enterprise to obtain money and property through schemes involving extortion and bribery, in September 2004. Following the trial, she was sentenced to house arrest and four years probation, while her father served jail term till 2013 and her mother was sentenced to over a year in prison. In 2008, she was sent to federal prison to serve a six-month term after being convicted of fraud and conspiracy over receiving $71,000 from her father’s company for teaching courses at the Sister Clara Muhammad School that were never taught.
  • In 2013, she filed a lawsuit in L.A. County stating that she had been receiving emails from an unidentified person threatening the safety of her and her family over false accusations.
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Last Updated
- April 30, 2018

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