This samples the 1954 Ray Charles song "I Got A Woman
." Quite the opposite of "gold digger," Charles sings about a woman who is real good to him and very supportive, so much so that she gives him money when he needs it. So throughout "Gold Digger," Ray Charles is singing, "She gives me money when I'm in need." It works because Jamie Foxx appears on the intro to "Gold Digger" where he channels Ray Charles but changes the lyrics to "She takes
my money when I'm in need." Foxx was very adept at impersonating Ray Charles, and for the rest of the song, most listeners will hear Charles' sample as "She takes my money." In 2004, Foxx won an Oscar for playing Ray Charles in the movie Ray
. Foxx is an accomplished singer and pianist, and spent a lot of time learning how to portray Charles for the movie.