Here’s How Nick Cannon Addressed Jamie Foxx’s Absence on ‘Beat Shazam’ Season Premiere

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"I'mma do my champion to unrecorded up to Jamie's Beat Shazam legacy," nan impermanent big promised.

Nick Cannon and Jamie Foxx

Nick Cannon and Jamie Foxx be Celebrity Golf Tournament during DJ Irie Weekend astatine Miami Beach Golf Club connected June 20, 2014 successful Miami Beach. Johnny Louis/WireImage

Beat Shazam premiered Tuesday nighttime (May 23) pinch Nick Cannon astatine nan helm alternatively of regular big Jamie Foxx.

The impermanent MC had antecedently been announced arsenic nan substitute big of nan FOX crippled show while his adjacent pal is recovering from a private, undisclosed wellness issue. But that didn’t mean Foxx wasn’t portion of nan play six premiere — astatine slightest successful spirit.

“Welcome to Beat Shazam,” Cannon told viewers astatine nan apical of nan hour. “Now, I cognize what you each are thinking: ‘That ain’t Jamie Foxx.’ And you are perfectly right. I’m really Nick Cannon, and I americium honored that Jamie asked maine to capable successful for him. So make nary mistake, this is Jamie Foxx’s house.”

“He has hosted this show for 5 seasons and fixed distant almost $12 million, y’all,” he continued. “So I’mma do my champion to unrecorded up to Jamie’s Beat Shazam legacy, which intends I request to do 3 things: play nan biggest deed songs connected nan planet, propulsion a statement each azygous nighttime and springiness distant really overmuch money? One cardinal dollars!”

The begetter of 12 surely has nan credentials to sub successful while Foxx is connected nan mend, considering his long-running stints hosting shows specified arsenic The Masked Singer and Wild ‘N Out. However, he besides sewage Foxx’s blessing aft his domiciled was announced earlier this month, pinch nan Oscar victor thanking him for stepping successful via a now-expired Instagram Story.

Foxx was hospitalized pinch an undisclosed unwellness connected April 12, erstwhile his girl collapsed nan news to nan public, but has since been out of nan hospital “for weeks,” according to a caller connection from his family. His celebrated friends — Cannon included — person besides stated many times that he’s expected to make a full recovery.

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