Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Jamie Foxx's Unpredictable: Controversy or Counterfeit

Paul Drinkwater/NBC Entertainment
Jamie Foxx with Mary J. Blige on his NBC television special that was air on January 25th.

I recieved an email yesterday that is either a clever marketing ploy similar to fake beef in the hip hop world or is a real controversy...

Here's a bit from the missive:

NBC is not doing any marketing & publicity on Jamie's Music Special on NBC because he stood his ground and wouldn't have any white guest as they requested. To make it even worse he had two controversial guest stars, that do not fit the "NBC profile" on his show. Tune in to find out who they are."
(That last sentence made me think this is a marketing ploy.) If it were a real controversy, wouldn't they just tell us who the guests are? A quick google search uncovered a list of guests. Why be so hush hush about the guests in the email? Acutally, the show will feature guest appearences by Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Angie Stone and Common. (Where's the controversy?)

And wouldn't Foxx, who was quite vocal and public of his support of Tookie Williams, bring the controversy to light? If it is a ploy...they got me to tell you all about it. very clever little meme...very clever. They don't call him Foxx for nothing.

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