Will Smith says he's humbled by rapper's tribute music video

Carla Harmon
March 27, 2020

Will Smith said he was "humbled" when rapper Joyner Lucas wrote a song about the influence the "Fresh Prince" has had on his career. The 18-track set includes the controversial "Devil's Work" and Will Smith-inspired "Will", which also spawned an epic music video, plus collaborations with Young Thug ("The War"), Logic ("ISIS"), Fabolous ("Still Can't Love"), and Chris Brown ("Finally"). The video explores much of the actor's history in the entertainment industry, including his time in Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Men in black Y Bad boys.

To close out the video, Lucas sits in front of a mirror and stares into it as the camera pans by him.


Smith on Wednesday shared a clip of "Will" with his almost 44 million followers on Instagram. The "I'm Not Racist" rapper who hails from Worcester, Massachusetts, has been seen as one of the pioneers in today's new rap culture, as he tackles new topics such as homophobia while keeping his flow gangster, dropping bars after bars of hard-hitting lyrics.

"Joyner Lucas, yo, that joint is insane! Sincerely, Joyner Lucas." The dedication comes with a record of Will Smith's interview with Charlie Rose, veteran journalist and talk show host. Dude, I am humbled and honored.


"You don't try to build a wall. you don't start there", the message after the song says. He's referring to the character of Smith's rich uncle from The Contemporary Prince of Bel Air, carried out by the late James Avery. "One of the lines you say in there, 'You inspire people and you don't even know it.' It has been my intention from day one to really go into the world and just put positive energy and to be able to use my creations to inspire and elevate and empower". "Hope to meet you one day", the actor and rapper said.

The new Joyner Lucas video Will (ADHD) has clearly captured plenty of attention online and it became one of the top trending videos on YouTube with almost 1.5 million views as of this report.


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