Apparently Jamie Foxx didn't get the memo, so, at the risk of sounding redundant:
You are still not Ray Charles!
Why are they trying to make it look like Jamie Foxx is singing the hook on Kanye West's "Golddigger" track when it, as USA Today states:
...features a Ray Charles sample along with Jamie Foxx ad-libbing as Ray Charles...And yet, there was Foxx, lipsynching along at the VMAs, trying (and managing) to fool people into thinking he can sing like Ray Charles (he can sing well, just not like Ray Charles; if he could, would they have dubbed his singing in Ray?) in advance of his own album's release, as this review points out:
...West, who returned to the stage later with an electric performance of "Golddigger," thanks in large part to Jamie Foxx and the ease with which the actor/singer channels Ray Charles.I don't remember Charles ever stripping off his shirt and running out into the crowd, so I guess by "channels" they mean "sings like". Oh well, if people believed that was him singing at the VMAs, I guess we should give him another Oscar.
When the original artist joins their sampler onstage at the VMAs, it can be cool. Sting alongside Puffy? Awesome! Chaka Kahn meets Kanye West? Okay. Kanye West singing with a Ray Charles impersonator? That's a Vegas act. Jamie Foxx isn't the next best thing to Ray Charles... he's a different thing.
But if you're going to persist in pretending to be a dead singer, at least go the extra mile and make a t-shirt like certain other VMA lipsynchers:
Iron-on is not the same as irony, R.