Jemele Hill Criticizes Jamie Foxx for Storming Out of Interview

Not everyone was amused by Jamie Foxx’s question-dodging behavior during the NBA’s All-Star weekend. Foxx abruptly ended an on-air interview with ESPN when Sportscenter’s Michael Smith asked Foxx an innocuous question about his not-so-secret relationship with actress Katie Holmes. Smith’s former co-host, Jemele Hill, thinks Foxx had no right to shut down the interview.

“I thought he unnecessarily made Mike look bad,” Hill told TMZ. “I thought it was kind of bizarre why he acted that way…like I thought [Jamie’s relationship with Katie] was pretty public and that everybody knew, but apparently everybody doesn’t know.”

Smith asked the actor, who was playing in this year’s Celebrity All-Star Game, if he and Holmes played basketball on Valentine’s Day, as these photos suggest. The question fueled a somewhat dramatic response from Foxx, who awkwardly removed his headset and microphone before abruptly walking away from the interview to continue his warm-ups.

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