Jamie Foxx: My Michael Jackson Tribute "Makes People Smile"

Jamie Foxx: My Michael Jackson Tribute "Makes People Smile"

"White House Down" star on hosting BET Awards days after MJ's death.

Published June 26, 2013

Oscar winner, singer, comedian, action star...Jamie Foxx has achieved a lot in his career. But one of the White House Down star's toughest challenges was hosting the 2009 BET Awards just two days after the death of Michael Jackson.

"It was a tough 48 hours," Foxx told us when we caught up with the actor on the red carpet of his new film. "We were met with the challenge of, 'Do we do a Michael Jackson tribute or do we do a show?'"

Watch Foxx discuss the behind-the-scenes vibe of that year's show, plus his advice for this year's host Chris Tucker, in our exclusive video below.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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