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Will Smith Surprises Fans at Coachella, Joining J. Balvin Onstage For ‘Men in Black’ Performance

Will Smith Surprises Fans at Coachella, Joining J. Balvin Onstage For ‘Men in Black’ Performance

Will Smith unexpectedly appeared onstage at Coachella with Latin star J Balvin on Sunday night. The performance was themed around UFOs, and Smith was dressed full on “Men in Black,” channeling his iconic character’s signature sunglasses no less as they performed the title track of the 1997 sci-fi action film. 

The Bad Boy actor’s appearance was not long, but Smith, who is no stranger to rocking a moment on stage, made a memorable performance, ending the set which concluded with Balvin dragged off stage by black-suit-clad dancers while Smith pulled out a “Neuralyzer,” which was the famous memory-eraser device from the film. Balvin actually returned for another song, for a version of his hit “In Da Ghetto” with his dancers, costumed in alien garb, with big green and black eyes.

Balvin, who likes big outlandish stages arose on what Variety described as “a platform from beneath the stage, underneath a giant mock-UFO that looked like a cross between the evil spaceship” from the Jordan Peele film “Nope.”

This isn’t Balvin’s first Coachella performance. In 2019, his set memorably jumpstarted the huge presence of Latin music at the festival that year. That year was a big one for the music festival in the desert as it featured performances from at the time rising stars Bad Bunny and Rosalía. At the end of his set, Balvin, who is Colombian, professed how proud he was to see and hear so many artists performing in Spanish at the world’s biggest music festival. Nowadays, it is more so expected, and much of that credit goes to J Balvin and his peers, who continue to electrify Coachella every year. 

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Will Smith Doesn’s Confirm or Deny He Is Worth $350M in Recent Interview

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Will Smith spoke Complex’s Speedy Mormon regarding the Bad Boys actor’s net worth. The question is a bit intrusive but fair, although there’s no easy way to answer that.

Net worth can include many factors, and the average top 1 percent American probably can’t answer it without his or her accountant or investment banker standing there. Even still, Smith took the net worth question. After Mormon pressed Smith a bit, they deflected rather than getting into dollars and cents. 

Will seems to laugh it off, saying, “He didn’t really keep track of that stuff.” To be fair, this isn’t a confirmation or denial. Will went further, saying that when he was coming up in Hollywood, he was all about making money. Not so much now, though.

Interestingly, he said he is in the downsizing phase of life now, but now all he wants to do is “give, give, give” in the second half of his life. He said, “worldly things no longer fulfill them,” being people after they hit 50. 

Here’s when he got deep. He said this part of his life is scary because, as he puts it, Smith realized “no relationship, no money, not even his kids, can make him truly happy anymore.”

The philosophical Smith unpacked further, saying, “That happy is internal, full frontal contact with your dark knight of the soul, and you reconcile that you gotta make happy in here. You gotta make happy in here with none of that stuff. You gotta take happy to the people you love — you can’t try to get it from them. … It’s not for the faint of heart.”

I guess money isn’t everything if you believe Will Smith

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Will Smith’s Former Assistant Says He Will Provide Evidence of Duane Martin Affair if He Isn’t Sued in Two Weeks

Will Smith's Former Assistant Says He Will Provide Evidence of Duane Martin Affair if He Isn't Sued in Two Weeks

Will Smith’s former assistant, Brother Bilaal, is not worried about a threat from Jada Pinkett Smith about being sued for revealing a secret sexual relationship between the actor and Duane Martin. Returning to Tasha K’s Unwine with Tasha K, Bilaal is giving a deadline for the lawsuit.

“Jada, listen, in two weeks, if you don’t sue me in two weeks, if Tasha K will have me, I’m back here and I’m dropping evidence,” Bilaal said. “You said I extorted you, you said it was a money shakedown, you said a lot of things about me. Jada, you a bald-head liar and a drug addict.”

Previously, Bilaal stated he walked into a dressing room where he saw Smith on the receiving end of anal sex with Martin.

“I opened the door to Duane’s dressing room and that’s when I see Duane having anal sex with Will,” Bilaal said. “There was a couch and Will was bent over the couch and Duane was standing up killing him, murdering him. It was murder in there.”

You can hear it from Bilaal below.

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Kanye West and Will Smith Pose Together on First Class Flight From Dubai

Kanye West and Will Smith Pose Together on First Class Flight From Dubai

Kanye West was on a first class flight from Dubai to Los Angeles over the weekend and guess who he ran into? Will Smith. The two A-list supertars were on the way back to the states.

According to HotNewHipHop, Will Smith spoke at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia. Ye is believed to have been putting the finishing touches on his album.

The two posed for an image together with an unidentified woman

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[WATCH] Will Smith Tells Rakim He Was Trying To Sound Like Him On ‘Summertime’

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Will Smith aka “The Fresh Prince”, has publicly acknowledged that he was attempting to sound like Rakim on his 1991 smash hit “Summertime” when both of the legends attended CBS’ Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop. While backstage, Smith told the R that he was purposely trying to mimic his style for the classic summer tune.

“I was absolutely trying to sound like you on ‘Summertime,’” Will admitted, garnering a grin from the 55-year-old living legend. He went on, “Because I had been screaming all night, and I couldn’t get my happy-go-lucky high voice. And [producer] Hula just said, ‘Yo, just gimme that Rakim s***.’”

Rakim said that “Summertime” was a track that was supposed to be included on their debut album, but timing kept the song off of the Eric B. and Rakim’s epic LP Paid In Full.

The clip of the Rakim/Will Smith interaction can also be seen on a seven-minute, behind-the-scenes special of the CBS presentation on YouTube.

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WATCH: Will Smith Lights Up the Stage at ‘A GRAMMY Salute To 50 Years Of Hip-Hop’

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Will Smith to the Grammy’s stage, rocking his Philadelphia Phillies jersey, reuniting with DJ Jazzy Jeff for a medley of their classics. Questlove introduced the two.

“In a year and a night full of hip-hop moments, this is a big one,” says Questlove. “I grew up idolizing these two from my hometown of Illadelpho. They were the first artist to ever receive a Grammy award for hip-hop. Back then, they weren’t invited to perform or accept their award on camera, which led to the hip-hop community sitting things out that year. But thankfully, a year later, their hip-hop invitation did show up and they did become the first hip-hop group to ever perform at the Grammy Awards. And tonight, as a fan, as a friend, from way back in Philly, let’s welcome to the Grammy stage, the incomparable, the amazing, the legendary, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince!”

The duo performed “Brand New Funk,” “Gettin Jiggy With It,” “Miami,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song, and “Summertime.”

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Former Assistant Says Will Smith Once Had Sex with Duane Martin

Former Assistant Says Will Smith Once Engaged in Sex with Duane Martin

Will Smith is again in the headlines as a former friend and assistant is claiming the star had a sexual relationship with fellow actor Duane Martin.

Brother Bilaal, a former friend and assistant of Smith, spoke to Tasha K. and stated he walked into a dressing room where he saw Smith on the receiving end of oral sex with Martin.

“I opened the door to Duane’s dressing room and that’s when I see Duane having anal sex with Will,” Bilaal said. “There was a couch and Will was bent over the couch and Duane was standing up killing him, murdering him. It was murder in there.”

You can hear it from Bilaal below.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith Set To Reunite Onstage For ‘A GRAMMY Salute To 50 Years of Hip-Hop’

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, known for their iconic hip-hop duo in the late 1980s and their memorable partnership on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,  are set to reunite on stage. The duo’s reunion will occur at A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop, airing on Dec 10 on CBS and Paramount+. DJ […]

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Will Smith Hosts New Podcast ‘Class of ’88’ Celebrating the Pioneers of Hip-Hop

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Wondery and Audible have launched their latest audio series, Class of ’88, now available on Amazon Music and Audible. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actor and hip-hop icon Will Smith, this limited podcast series celebrates the pivotal year that defined the global cultural phenomenon of hip-hop.

Class of ’88 takes listeners on a nostalgic journey back to 1988, a landmark year for music, through in-depth, humorous, and emotional interviews with the artists who helped shape the genre. The roster of guests includes Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Rakim, Fab 5 Freddy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chuck D, J.J. Fad, and DJ Red Alert. This audio series offers a rare glimpse into the minds and experiences of these hip-hop pioneers.

All eight Class of ’88 episodes are available exclusively on Amazon Music and Audible. Prime members can enjoy an ad-free listening experience on Amazon Music.

Through Will Smith’s unique perspective and personal experiences, Class of ’88 sheds light on the milestone moments, iconic albums, and influential artists that shaped the trajectory of hip-hop in 1988, cementing it as one of the genre’s most significant years.

This original podcast is produced by Wondery, Audible, Westbrook, and Awfully Nice, combining talent and expertise to deliver a captivating audio journey through a transformative period in hip-hop history. Will Smith’s engaging narration adds a personal touch, making “Class of ’88” an immersive and enlightening listening experience for hip-hop enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

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[WATCH] J. Cole Skips “Jada And Will Love” While Performing “No Role Modelz”

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For decades, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith have been recognized as the epitome of “Black Love” long before Jay-Z and Beyonce were even an item, but now with Jada’s comments about their marriage, including calling the late Tupac Shakur her “soulmate,” has brought the sanctity of their marriage into question. Even an artist like J. Cole has called BS in their relationship without saying a word by omitting his “Jada And Will Love” line from the performance of his smash hit “No Role Modelz”.

A recently posted video shows the North Carolina rap star purposely omitting the strained couple’s names from a song aptly titled “No Role Modelz”. How fitting.

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