Foxx says he’s Past, his son is Future in phone commercial
Jamie Foxx plays Future’s father in a new advert for mobile phone network Verizon.
The advert sees Foxx play a character called Past and perform a parody of Future’s song ‘Fuck Up Some Commas’ as he extols the virtue of Verizon’s mobile phone coverage.
Wearing one of Future’s trademark hats, a suited Foxx says: “They call me Past, my son is Future. I taught that boy everything.”
The advert comes as Future announced last week (June 17) that he has dropped a lawsuit against singer Ciara after being awarded joint custody of the couple’s son, one-year-old Future Jr.
Ciara had been suing Future – real name Nayvadius Wilburn – for defamation for £10 million after he called her a bad mother in April. Future counter-sued, saying he couldn’t defame Ciara because she no longer had a career to speak of.
Future, who split with Ciara in 2014 while she was pregnant, said that he had “a change of heart” after being awarded joint custody, with Ciara also dropping her lawsuit in a bid to make Future Jr’s upbringing as cordial as possible.
Future also recently unveiled the video for new single ‘Wicked’, taken from his surprise ‘Purple Reign’ mixtape released in January.
Foxx’s most recent album was ‘Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses’, released in 2015.