How Jamie Foxx's Daughters Inspired His New Album

by Raphael Chestang 6:31 PM PDT, May 18, 2015
Playing How Jamie Foxx's Daughters Inspired His New Album

Jamie Foxx released his most personal album today, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses, and he told ET about the part his daughters played in putting the album together.

Most of the songs are about love and/or heartbreak, a topic Jamie knows about.

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"Certain things that happen to me, I log them as food for the art like, 'Oh, I can use that. I got a little pain right now,'" Jamie told ET. "You got that little, 'It didn't work out.' That little thing right there that's burning."

Some of his songs have been rumored to be about Katie Holmes, but Jamie told ET that the two are just friends. Recently, a photo was released that appeared to show Jamie and Katie holding hands in his home recording studio, but Jamie told ET that it was taken out of context. Jamie also told us that Katie's former Dawson's Creek co-star James Van Der Beek was also there that day and that they were all doing voiceovers for an animated show called Amber Alert.

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"I guess some knucklehead person who was here hit us with the phone cam," Jamie said. "I guess they are trying to get money for whatever. It's amazing what people will do to sell you out."

Now, Jamie has two children who will have their own stories to draw from. One of his kids, five-year-old daughter Annalise, has already caught the music bug. But it's his 20-year-old daughter Corinne who signed off on one of the album's moving songs, "In Love by Now."

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"She picked that one," Jamie said. "After we did it, she said, 'That one right there is the one,' but she dug the whole album. And she said, it's a great album. And that's, if you ask anybody that works with me, they'll say Corinne's taste and what she thinks about things is usually 100 percent spot on."

Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses is out now.