Here we go again, is Humpback Hov gonna catch feelings over this one too?
Jamie Foxx Says Jay-Z And Other Black Celebs Need To Do More For The Black Community
I’ve always respected Jamie Foxx. Not only is he extremely talented in a multitude of arenas, he also understands the depth of personal power that celebrities have at their fingertips. From what I’ve heard both in public and behind the scenes, I can confirm that Jamie has left me impressed.
This week, Jamie took the opportunity to speak to the importance of celebrities stepping up to the plate and doing something other than filling their bank accounts. Speaking at the 50th anniversary March on Washington, Foxx said, “What we need to do now, the young folks pick it up now so that when we’re 87 years old talking to the other young folks we can say it was me, Will Smith, Jay Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington … the list goes on. Don’t make me start preaching up here,” he said.
“Everybody my age and all of the entertainers, it’s time for us to stand up now and renew this dream.”
Foxx also mentioned, as he’s done in the past, that Harry Belafonte was one his primary inspirations.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that Jay-Z was mentioned in Foxx’s remarks. We also know about the unfortunate dual that took place between Jay-Z and 86-year old Harry Belafonte, who condemned Jay-Z for not doing more for his community. So, by giving “props” to Belafonte, Foxx is indirectly calling out Jay-Z and asking him to do more for his generation and the next.
The ball is in your court Senor Camel, what you gonna do???
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