Jamie Foxx Recalls Befriending Mike Tyson After Snapping On Him

The Urban Daily

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From 1991 through 1994, Jamie Foxx consistently drew laughs as a cast member of the hit comedy sketch show, In Living Color. Among Foxx’s arsenal of impersonations both during his standup set and on In Living Color was then-heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson. Foxx is set to take on the role of Tyson in a serious capacity in an upcoming biopic directed by Martin Scorsese, and he recently revealed how things came full circle after performing his Tyson impersonation in front of a surprise audience member nearly 17 years ago.

“I knew Mike when I was 20-years-old,” Foxx revealed to Hot 97’s Nessaduring a recent interview. “I go on stage to do my impersonation, and everybody’s quiet…All of a sudden, the dude in the back says, ‘Yo, Mike is in here.’ I was like, ‘Oh, snap,’ and I shuddered…

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