When Jamie Foxx takes on hosting duties at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 28, you can be sure to expect a bunch of jokes, even more jokes and a few more jokes for good measure. We got a taste of his humor yesterday when we headed down to the studios of BET's "106 & Park" (which is actually on 57th and 10th, but I guess that doesn't have the same ring to it) to catch up with the actor/singer/comedian.
Foxx looked slick in a green leather bomber jacket, dark jeans, white Gucci sneakers and some dope Louis Vuitton sunglasses (it's all in the details). He was in great spirits and joking with everyone in the room. Before the interview had even started, Jamie had me laughing at a funny story about how R&B singer Maxwell stole a girl from him at a club. (It's funny because Maxwell did the exact same thing to me. Ha.)
We didn't have long to chat because Jamie had to catch a flight, but it was long enough for us to chop it up about everything from the BET Awards to his steamy kiss with Halle Berry at Spike TV's Guys Choice awards (lucky SOB).
First, we had to get details on his upcoming tour, which kicks off on July 2 in Las Vegas. If you've ever had the chance to catch him on tour, you know that you can expect a bit of everything. The 16 date extravaganza will have music, stand-up and lots of special guests. T-Pain will be stopping by on some special dates to perform their hit "Blame It," and as Jamie told us, "Kanye always comes through if he's in town."
It wasn't long before the topic of conversation turned to Drake, who is featured on Jamie's new track "Digital Girl," and let's just say he's a big fan.
For more than a year, rumours have been circling that Foxx is keen to star in another biopic, this time the story of one of the most controversial athletes in the world, boxer Mike Tyson. Foxx has known Mike for years and feels he has a deeper level of understanding into Tyson's character, personality and story than most other people. Jamie offered his sincere condolences to Mike over the tragic loss of his daughter and then went on to explain why he is rallying for the role of Iron Mike. Even though nothing is confirmed as of yet, Jamie is determined to see this movie come to life. After all, with everything Mike Tyson has been through in his life — his humble beginnings, his rise to fame and fortune, becoming the undisputed world champion, and the drama that seems to follow him everywhere — the story writes itself. And on top of it all, Jamie does a mean Mike Tyson impression.
Let's see this movie happen!
Look out for more from our interview with Jamie Foxx on MTV News soon.