“I was Boosie at one point. “ This is Mike Tyson explaining why he felt compelled to confront the rapper Boosie Badazz about his history of homophobic comments… saying he knows what it’s like to go from ignorant to enlightened. Tyson got right to the point with Boosie on a recent recording of his podcast, “Hotboxin ‘with Mike Tyson” … condemning Boosie’s offensive comments on Dwyane Wadethe child of Zaya, who recently released as a transgender girl. During the podcast, Tyson insisted on Boosie where his hatred came from – wondering if Boosie’s assault came from his own insecurities about his sexuality. It was a powerful moment that seemed to resonate with Boosie… and Tyson was applauded for the way he handled it. But, Tyson tells “TMZ Live” that the conversation probably wouldn’t have happened without his daughter – who passionately told the boxing legend why Boosie needed to be cleared up. “My daughter,” Tyson said… “She flew from New York to Los Angeles, California where I am just to be there because she thought Boosie was so disrespectful she had to confront him. “ Yeah, you read that right – Tyson’s daughter wanted to be the one to pick on Boosie, but Mike wouldn’t allow it. Instead, Mike listened to what his daughter had to say and ultimately believed that she had made some strong points. Mike said his daughter argued that Boosie’s comments were “disrespectful to the community” – and that she was so passionate about confronting him, Mike feared things would go off the rails. “But, he behaved like a gentleman,” Tyson said of Boosie… “It went well. It didn’t turn out the way I expected. My daughter has a lot of courage and everything. “ Now Tyson says he’s encouraging Boosie to grow up from their conversation and “win the fight against those demons.” There’s more… Tyson also explained to Harvey and Charles why he decided to make a comeback in boxing and why he predicts “PAIN” for his next opponent Roy Jones Jr. when they face off at Staples Center November 28. As for the idea that Tyson and Jones Jr. are going to calm each other down, Mike invited Harvey to the ring to take Roy’s place… and you must see Harvey’s reaction! Classic !!!