Jamie Foxx reflects on Kobe Bryant’s death: ‘There’s no silver lining in it’


Actor, singer, producer and comedian Jamie Foxx has long been known as a quadruple threat, but now he has a fifth award to add to that list: party doctor.

The "Just Mercy" star entertained everyone at Wednesday's Avi & Co. cocktail party, celebrating the exclusive watch collection of the luxury watch retailer before New York Fashion Week. Microphone in hand, the 52-year-old actor sang about the DJ's songs, told stories, joked with the guests and posed for the photos.

Despite his optimistic mood, Foxx reflected with his friends about the loss of Kobe Bryant, who died in a tragic helicopter accident on January 26 along with his daughter, Gianna, and seven other people.

"It doesn't have a positive side," he tells The Post. “My children split in half, like everyone else. If we can get something out of that, it is necessary that we approach and approach people with whom they normally do not get along or with whom they do not speak. I see people change. I hope we can keep that energy. "

Like Bryant, Foxx is a proud daddy girl. "My name is new dad," he says, explaining his upbringing philosophy with his daughters Corinne, a 25-year-old model and actress and 11-year-old Annalize Bishop.

“You must let them express their opinion, but you must also bring to Texas and corner them. I want the discipline to be of a certain level. "

Despite his wealth and fame, he takes care not to spoil his little ones. "I don't touch the things of Hollywood. They don't get what they want if they don't show some kind of work ethic or some kind of humility. You learn. If you give them too much at Christmas, they say," We're tired of opening presents. " I say: "You won't get tired next year because you will have a gift!"

Jamie Foxx with his daughters, Corinne Foxx, on the left, and Annalize Bishop at the Screen Actors Guild 2020 Awards.
Jamie Foxx with his daughters, Corinne Foxx, on the left, and Annalize Bishop at the Screen Actors Guild 2020 Awards.WireImage

He also wants to inspire his girls to aim high. "I took them to see Hillary [Clinton] When I was running, Oprah, all these women who are really making movements. I want you to see that. "

On the other hand, your daughters may not want to see their father making movements on the dance floor. Foxx admits that his love for nightlife has shamed Corinne over the years, so much so that he says the duo is developing a new TV show called "Dad, stop shaming me."

He told the story of being in the city when a car stopped. "My God, it's Jamie Foxx! Let's go to school with your daughter!" The girls screamed inside. "Are you going to the club?"

Mortified Foxx muttered: "No, you know what, in fact, there is an open house here …"

"I'm constantly embarrassing her, but you know what?" Foxx says. "He is kind and loving enough to forgive me."