Jamie Foxx called President Barack Obama “our lord and savior” while presenting at the 2012 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, Nev.
“It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama, Barack Obama,” Foxx said.
The comment by the comedian and actor was received warmly with shouts and applause from the audience.
Foxx has long been an advocate for Obama, as have many other celebrities, such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Eva Longoria and George Clooney.
Jay-Z performed at Obama’s final rally in Ohio prior to his reelection. Longoria, Clooney, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, are among notable stars who have hosted fundraisers in support of Obama being elected for a second term.
On election night, Katy Perry wrote, “The people have the power! Proud to stand by you for four more years,” after Obama tweeted to his followers, “This happened because of you. Thank you.”
Avid supporter Eva Longoria wrote, “Amazing speech by @BarackObama reelected for his 2nd term! America is and can be united for the greater good of all Americans!"
Lady Gaga wrote, “I just got off the stage in Columbia!! Congratulations Mr. President @BarackObama We are so proud to be an American tonight! Yes!! Yes! Yes!!”
Watch Jamie Foxx at the Soul Train Awards below:
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...