“The last studio session was a while ago, but the last time I ran into Ye, it was a good meeting.”
“I won’t divulge the details but just hugged that brother and said ‘I love you man,'” Foxx said when asked about the meeting. “It’s just that I’m very close to him and I know what he’s going to do.”
Kanye “Ye” West made headlines in 2022 for multiple incendiary and racially-charged remarks that hurt the rapper, both personally and professionally. While many looked to distance themselves from the “Flashing Lights” artist, Jamie Foxx kept it positive when asked about his relationship with his former collaborator. “The last studio session was a while ago, but the last time I ran into Ye, it was a good meeting,” the “Django Unchained” star told HipHopDX in August 2022, as Ye was mired in controversy. “I won’t divulge the details but just hugged that brother and said ‘I love you man,'” Foxx added.
Following the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff in November 2022, TMZ asked Foxx for his insights on the state of the rap game and how he felt about Ye. “All those guys that you mentioned, every time I talk to them, I hold them up,” Foxx said when asked about his take on Ye. “All those dudes are my homies. That’s my friends. So I’m never gonna talk sideways about them,” he added. The “Baby Driver” actor mentioned that he encouraged rappers — such as Ye — to ignore the negative press and focus on having fun again.
Years earlier, when Foxx and Ye were nominated for best song Grammy for their work on “Gold Digger,” Foxx had a similar sentiment for the rising rapper. “[W]hat I try to tell him to do is just have fun,” Foxx told CBS in 2006 while speaking about Ye’s growing popularity. Foxx has often defended his friend.