She continued, “I think it was the final call back or something for In Living Color, it was some audition he was going for, and he didn’t have any money. And it was one of those days where his girlfriend had put him out,” she spilled.
“He used to date this girl […] She made him sign a contract that if he made it big, she was going to take like 75% of everything he made. But he needed a place to stay, so he signed it. So he was with this girl. […] and every time she came to the comedy club, ooh, she was jealous of every dag-gone body. She would come to the comedy club [and] Jamie would go out the back room.”
She said Foxx was broke after his girl gave him the boot.
“She put him out and he didn’t have any money. And I loaned him $50, and he never gave it back to me. And if you talk to him and he coming at, ‘I don’t remember.’ No, you owe me $50, Jamie Foxx,” she added.
Also, on the podcast, she spoke about how hard it was to make it in Hollywood back then as a Black actress.
“Oh, everybody was in those audition rooms. It would be Niecy Nash. It was Retta, who’s on Good Girls. Michelle Buteau would be there. All of the women that you see now. Loni Love was always there. Garcelle Beauvais. And it was like we’d see each other and it was just this big fest, because it was all love,” she shared.
But she says things were very competitive as Hollywood was no very diverse back then.
“Yes, we were competing. But we all were so happy to be in one place at the same time. Very frequently, the casting director would come in and go, ‘You guys got to be quiet. You’re way too loud.'”