Jamie Foxx recently saved a man from a burning truck. Sowetan Live reports that the truck crashed in outside of Foxx’s home on Monday and Foxx rushed to pull the driver, Brett Kyle, out of the vehicle. Jamie Foxx insists he is not a hero for doing what he did, cutting the driver’s seatbelt and getting him out of the truck just in time.
“He has EMT scissors. He hits the glass, I climb in and try to hit his seat belt, but he’s hovered over, so the seat belt is on him. So I grabbed the scissors from him, cut the seat belt, but it’s on his neck. So I cut it off his neck. And then, as the flames do come into the cabin, I lean back, but I think what it did is it hit his legs, which made him extend. And when he extends out of the cabin, pull him out, and as we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up.”
Kyle was later charged with driving under the influence and his father, Brad Kyle, was in tears, thanking Jamie Foxx for saving his son’s life.
“It’s all tears of joys. It doesn’t matter to me who it was or what they do for a living. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom.”
Check out the interview with Jamie Foxx and Brad Kyle.
He might be a hero — or not — but it was only days ago that Jamie Foxx was on the stage of the Golden Globe Awards presenting the award for Best Original Score. Entertainment Weekly reports that Foxx had some fun during the presentation, at the expense of Steve Harvey.
Harvey is known to have messed up when reading the winner of the Miss Universe pageant in December, stating the winner was Miss Colombia, when it was actually Miss Philippines. Jamie Foxx, while reading the winner for Best Original Score, read out the movie name Straight Outta Compton, which wasn’t even nominated. He then backtracked.
“I’m sorry folks, I made a mistake. It’s right here on the card.”
Jamie Foxx Pulled A Steve Harvey And Congratulated ‘Straight Outta Compton https://t.co/IwLxRGcpcN pic.twitter.com/lmK1lhQyTh
— KINDLY FOLLOW BACK (@coolgist247) January 12, 2016
Jamie Foxx’s jest was all in good fun, but when Quentin Tarantino took to the stage to accept the award on behalf of Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight, he made a reference that was not so funny. USA Today reports that Tarantino has been called out for his use of the word “ghetto” in his acceptance speech.
“When I say favorite composer, I don’t mean movie composer — that ghetto. I’m talking about Mozart, I’m talking about Beethoven, I’m talking about Schubert. That’s who I’m talking about. Ennio Morricone has never won an award for any one individual movie that he has done. He has in Italy, but not in America.”
After Tarantino left the stage, Jamie Foxx looked confused and simply said the word “ghetto” before he introduced his daughter Corrine as Miss Golden Globe.
— 1-800-WOKE-AF (@gloed_up) January 14, 2016
Watch it all play out here.
Many people took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with Tarantino for his use of the word “ghetto.”
using “ghetto” to negatively describe something is seeped in anti-blackness. also Tarantino. a man who LOVES saying the n-word @keeltyc
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) January 11, 2016
Tarantino thinks he can say the N-word like five dozen time and talk about things being “ghetto.” NOPE. #GoldenGlobes
— Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) January 11, 2016
Foxx’s CLAPBACK on Tarantino’s use of the word Ghetto, after Foxx made issue of Straight out of Compton not being nominated?? LIVE 4 THIS.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) January 11, 2016
Jamie Foxx just simply and effectively called out Quentin Tarantino for using the racist term “ghetto.” Well done. #GoldenGlobes
— Jamie McGonnigal (@McBenefit) January 11, 2016
In addition to his real life heroism and his performance at the Golden Globe Awards, Jamie Foxx is also a busy man when it comes to his career. Deadline reveals that Foxx is teaming up with Amy Pascal to work on a new television series called Darktown that is about Atlanta’s first black police officers in the 1940s.
— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline) January 14, 2016
The series sounds phenomenal and with Jamie Foxx at the helm, it is sure to be a hit.
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