Dailies | Jamie Foxx: Will Smith, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kerry Washington and I Are New Civil Rights Leaders (Video)

Jamie Foxx: Will Smith, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kerry Washington and I Are New Civil Rights Leaders (Video)

The man who played the POTUS in "White House Down" made the most of his three minutes at the mic Wednesday

Jamie Foxx said that he should be among the new generation of civil rights leaders.

The actor-singer made the bold statement during Wednesday's March on Washington's 50th anniversary recognition event, where he was among the lineup of speakers.

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In his somewhat brief stage time — there were three Presidents on the podium after all — Foxx also singled out his contemporaries Will Smith, Jay Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington and others to join the fight.

Foxx said the group needs to carry the torch, becoming the new Harry Belafonte, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr.

Your move, Kanye.

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  • Dewayne

    Jaime Fox what an Idiot.

  • loki

    No doubt, the struggle does continue to this day and I applaud his enthusiasm and his dedication for wanting to lead in the struggle, but the likes of himself and the others he mentioned fall exceedingly short of the standards and character of those who came before, namely, that they put money and their careers before they put the people, and that's only natural, they worked hard and compromised hard to get where they are. But if they want to be leaders they have to be willing to sacrifice and stake their lives on the cause and thus far, they have not. They speak only dollars and cents, not freedom, not justice, not morality because they've all been bought.