Just Like Me (Jamie Foxx song)
|"Just Like Me"|
|Single by Jamie Foxx featuring T.I.|
|from the album Intuition|
|Released||August 19, 2008|
|Length||3:28 (album/single version)|
2:50 (no rap version)
|Jamie Foxx singles chronology|
|T.I. singles chronology|
"Just Like Me" is the first single from Jamie Foxx's third studio album Intuition. It features rapper T.I., who co-wrote the song with its producers, Tricky Stewart & The-Dream. This is the second collaboration between the two after "Live in the Sky" off T.I.'s fourth studio album King.
The song was originally written for Usher and there is a leaked version of his record.
"Two can play that game" is the basis for this song. It tells the story of a man who has discovered his significant other's infidelities. He states that she is wrong for her actions and behavior. This would come across as a double standard because he is a "Casanova". Questions arise if his female-companion has brought her Paramour into their home and Porsche car. Also, did she allow him personal use of the vehicle. However, he admits that his mistress has been in their home. Plus, she was given permission to drive the car.
Now aware of her philandering, his female-companion's activities become apparent to him: flirting/hugging random men and romps in the back of nightclubs. Since he partakes in the same endeavors (with women), he knows that it would be hypocritical to criticize her. Still, he struggles to accept that he was a cuckold. Eventually, he comes to the realization that he and his female-companion are just alike; Hence, the title of the song, "Just Like Me".
The music video was directed by Brett Ratner. It was released on September 11, 2008. The theme is Jamie Foxx engaged in a series of "anything you can do, I can do better" style contests with Taraji P. Henson. The video ranked at #73 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.
The single was released on August 19 in the United States, peaking only at #49 on the Hot 100. The single also charted in New Zealand, peaking inside the Top 20 Singles Chart. In the UK, the single was released in late December 2008, but failed to make any impact on the UK Singles Chart.
|New Zealand Singles Chart||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||49|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||8|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||91|
|United States||August 19, 2008|
|New Zealand||September 7, 2008|
|United Kingdom||December 28, 2008|
- Jamie Foxx Offers Behind-The-Scenes Look at “Just Like Me” Video Shoot
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2010-11-10.