Could Friendship with the Wrong Person Cost Jamie Foxx His Career?

by Minority Fortune

Jamie Foxx might want to do a better job of screening his peers, as his acquaintance with Warren Braithwaite has led to the FBI conducting an investigation. Warren is currently being charged with drug smuggling, money laundering, fraud, racketeering, and more. These are serious charges, and if it’s true, Warren was a dangerous man. We imagine that Jamie was too busy to know everything about his buddy, but how could he have not seen any warning signs?

Diary of a Hollywood Street King reports the following about their relationship:

Sources within the Foxx camp tell me Braithwaite bent over backwards paying Jamie’s bar tabs, providing free construction and design just to build a friendship with the Oscar winning actor. Unlike most people around Jamie looking for scraps, Warren brought and provided his own, so Jamie let his guard down. Turns out Warren is a typical Hollywood fame seeker lacking any real talent other than criminal behavior, and Jamie Foxx was just a stepping stone and means to launder some dirty money.

Beyond the complimentary tabs and perks of Warren, Jamie Foxx may be in hot water simply due to association. The FBI has wire-tapped his lines of communication and planted spies amongst his properties. This isn’t a pleasant experience to have decades into your career, especially when it’s beginning to peak. This goes back to a lesson we reiterated many times during the beginnings of Minority Fortune: associate yourself with people who are like yourself or who you aspire to become. If not, there can be repercussions.

Celebrities having shady connections is not a foreign concept at all. As a matter of fact, many countries’ entertainment industries have heavy ties with mafias. There’s always been speculation that various US artists have had their share of connections as well. Young Jeezy is an example of an artist with ties to the infamous drug cartel, BMF.

The lesson to learn from all of this is to know who is around you. The more you have to lose, the more important it is to know. While it may seem like a lesson unattached to wealth status, it is. If you are a moral, up-standing person, then you need to make sure your inner circle reflects that. Let’s hope Jamie’s learned the lesson, and that he had nothing to do with Warren’s underhanded dealings.

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