Jamie Foxx: Obama Brings ‘Responsibility’ To African-Americans
First Published: November 13, 2008 7:34 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jamie Foxx is the latest celebrity to stand up and celebrate, following Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential election.
“It was absolutely incredible,” Jamie told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson in an exclusive interview. “I’m standing around all dudes and we are breaking out in tears.”
When Shaun caught up with Jamie on the set of his new music video, “Just Like Me,” the Oscar winner said Obama’s victory has instilled a sense of “responsibility” in all African-Americans.
“I don’t know how people felt but I know how I felt, as far as being an African-American male,” Foxx added. “I speak now to every African-American male that I see. Now we have a responsibility, a huge responsibility to make sure we do the right thing now and to cut out all the madness and silliness. Now we don’t have an excuse.”
We can’t say it’s the man’s fault when you are the man,” Foxx continued.
And the actor-singer also said he plans on being at Obama’s inauguration on January 20 in Washington, D.C.
“I’m going to be there. We are going to take the family down and we are going to have a great time,” he said.
For more with Jamie Foxx, tune in to Access Hollywood on Friday, November 14.
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