Sunday, January 24, 2021

Tommy Davidson Goes in on Jamie Foxx in Upcoming Memoir ‘Living in Color’

Tommy Davidson - Jamie Foxx - In Living Color
Jamie Foxx and Tommy Davidson

*Funnyman/actor Tommy Davidson has a new book coming out with the very interesting title of “Living in Color.” In it, he details his issues with Jamie Foxx.

Davidson writes about the first time he and Foxx met on the set of “In Living Color,” when things went left almost immediately.

In the upcoming memoir,  Davidson writes that the duo was taping a sketch in which Foxx was playing his super ugly Wanda character who was giving Davidson a massage.

Tommy Davidson - Living in Color (cover pic)

Foxx, according to Davidson, went off-script by strenuously pulling on the “Strictly Business” actor’s underwear, trying to rip them off and leaving him naked.

Davidson says his reaction was to “bust him in his mouth, saying, ‘What the f–k, motherf–ka!’” Davidson thinks Foxx did it just to get a cheap laugh at his expense.

He does give props to Foxx for being talented, but takes some of them away because Foxx was too “competitive” and his style of humor was to be “mercilessly mean.” He claims that when the “Ray” star discovered he could score points with series creator Keenen Ivory Wayans by making fun of Davidson, he was relentless.

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Tommy Davidson - Jamie Foxx - In Living Color
Jamie Foxx (as Wanda) and Tommy Davidson on “In Living Color” (20th Century Fox)

Here’s more via Page Six:

When the pair were reunited in 1997 on the movie “Booty Call,” the tensions immediately resurfaced. Davidson claims that Foxx refused to understand the concept of “supporting actor” and “was determined to steal every scene he could.”

As Davidson tells it, one day Foxx challenged Davidson to a game of one-on-one basketball and even though Davidson says Foxx was trash-talking throughout, it didn’t help his score — which was soon 9-0.

Davidson says he then went for a layup and Foxx proceeded to charge him. “If I had hit my head on the hardtop concrete, that would have been the end of me,” he writes. “I was ready to give Jamie some street-fighting lessons too, but the crew pulled us off each other and held me back.”

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Hmm, as you can see from the video above, Tommy wasn’t always salty about Jamie in public. In any event, these days, Davidson hopes that “Maybe [Foxx is] a better person now. I would like to believe he is.”

 

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