DJ Irie kicked off his charity weekend Wednesday night along none other than Jamie Foxx.
The Irie Foundation Inspire Dinner Gala at the Shelbourne Wyndham Hotel was hosted by Foxx, who made an entrance along Irie and mentioned the importance of his charitable work in Miami.
“Everytime he calls you, you’re always saying yes to him, because you know that he’s gonna always do something to help. If anyone knows how hard it is for charity to keep going,” said Foxx. “I would go anywhere for Irie. When he tells me to come, I’m always here and everything that he’s behind, I’m behind.”
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The two later walked to the $750 a head private dinner — where guests munched on tuna tartare, steak and minced beet salad — to celebrate the commencement of the event-filled weekend where celebrities hang out, play golf, mingle and donate money.
The 12th annual weekend event also celebrates DJ Irie’s birthday, and Jamie Foxx serenaded the Miami Heat spinmaster loud and proud at the dinner gala.
“It’s about doing it bigger, doing it better, ultimately being able to serve more, help more, touch more people and ultimately make a difference, said Irie. “This is the first year we’re doing this event, which is the Irie Foundation Inspirie Dinner Gala. Last year we just had a small dinner, and we really [wanted to] take it to another level and really showcase the foundation with the event we’re doing and invite our family, supporters, to really come in and invest in our projects and truly be a part of it.”
The series of events also include a golf clinic for children, a kick-off concert with a performance by Akon, a celebrity exclusive golf tournament, a barbeque beach party and to end the weekend, a performance by T-Pain at E11EVEN Miami.
No sightings of rumored Foxx girlfriend Katie Holmes — yet.
On Tuesday, former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Claudia Jordan, let some information slip on the Allegedly podcast — that Foxx was indeed dating Tom Cruise’s ex. Jordan later backpedaled, telling ET she “misspoke.”