Jamie Foxx is using his celebrity connections to set his daughter’s suitors straight. During his recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (Oct. 14), Foxx revealed that he once enlisted Snoop Dogg to scare his daughter’s boyfriend into treating her respectfully while discussing his new book, Act Like You Got Some Sense.
“I wanted to break down the barriers with your daughters because your daughters are going to need you, especially when it comes to guys and relationships,” Foxx said of his inspiration behind writing the book. “I mean, who else would know better than us? And so by doing it early, which a lot of people frowned on at first, but now it pays dividends when they have really serious questions about guys I’m going to kill.”
The 53-year-old then launched into the story and explained the hilarious way in which he tried to get Snoop Dogg to intimidate his daughter’s significant other. “My daughter, who didn’t know I had already run a background check on her boyfriend, he comes to the crib and Snoop happens to be there. And I said, ‘Snoop, there he is right there. Shake him up,'” he explained. “Snoop just walked over to my daughter’s boyfriend and just said ‘Hey, what’s up? What’s up cuz? You know. Hey, look here. You know. We her uncles, you know what I’m saying? So act accordingly, homie.'”
After sharing a laugh with Fallon, the “Blame It” singer said that his intentions with using Snoop as a means to intimidate his daughter’s boyfriend was to let “the young man to understand that she’s got people that really love her. So that if something does go wrong, Snoop is coming.”
The actor — and former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper — most recently featured on Solomun’s “Ocean,” which was released in May. See Foxx on Fallon below.