Monday, 17 December, 2018

Will Smith Details How He Became the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'

Will Smith Details How He Became the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Will Smith Details How He Became the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'
Stacy Diaz | 15 May, 2018, 13:56

"We released our next album and it was, like, a flop", he admitted.

'It was a tragedy, it went, like, double plastic.

The rapper shot to fame as rapper The Fresh Prince with childhood friend DJ Jazzy Jeff in 1987 with their debut album, Rock The House, and their follow-up album He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper went triple-platinum in 1989.

"I was like, "F**k it, then" said Smith who eventually audition for NBC's bigwig at the time, Brandon Tartikoff. In my mind I was not trying to avoid paying taxes.

Will Smith was broke and owed millions in taxes when he auditioned for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The IRS took all my stuff (bikes and cars).

Check out Will Smith's "Storytime" video above.

The Suicide Squad star recalled his then-girlfriend urging him to pay a go to to the Arsenio Corridor Present and instructed him to hang around and attempt to meet with different creators in Hollywood in an try to show his profession round.

'I met Benny and he pitches me the idea for this show, and I'm like, "I'm not an actor"'.

Regardless of his doubts about performing, Medina launched Smith to Quincy Jones, who was producing the present with him. Benny Medina is the real-life Fresh Prince of Bel Air'. I said yes and I let it rip and I got to the end and everyone's clapping'. "No paralysis, do analysis!" "No paralysis, do evaluation!' Like how did he make Thriller like this?"

If you thought you knew the story of how the Fresh Prince of Bel Air really came to be, forget that tale immediately.

It gives us yet another look at just how incredibly charismatic Smith actually is, as well as a unique look behind the scenes of Hollywood back in the day, as the story winds its way around everyone from Quincy Jones, Arsenio Hall, an ex-girlfriend and A LOT of alcohol.

Did y'all hear the man - listen to the women in your life!