Will Smith Video On How He Became The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

/ 3 years ago

will smith

Will Smith Tells the REAL story about how he became the Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Will Smith is perhaps best known to most people as being the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Being one of the most iconic TV shows of the early 90’s the show quickly found ground and popularity with a wide audience. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that Will Smith had been successful before the show as a musician or rapper. Whichever you prefer.

Being old enough to remember him as a rapper prior to the Fresh Prince days, I must confess, I never really put much thought into how he actually got involved in the TV show. Despite the fame, success, and money that TV can bring today, back in the late 80’s it wasn’t such an obvious choice. A good music deal was definitely the better choice to a good TV deal. At least, not unless your name was Bill Cosby or Oprah Winfrey.

Well, instead of just taking a minute while you sit right there, Will Smith actually takes 5 to tell you how he got involved in the show.

Money problems!

If you can’t be bothered watching the video, firstly I have no idea why you won’t. Will Smith comes across as one of the most likable persons out there. Seriously, go watch it!

OK FINE! – As per a lot of people who find themselves new to wealth Will Smith got into some big tax problems. Facing a bill in excess of $2.5m it wasn’t helped by the fact that his most recent album had bombed. In his own words, it had gone ‘double plastic’.

A fortuitous piece of advice from his girlfriend and a chance meeting with music legend Quincy Jones forms part of the story. Honestly though, at this point, you really need to just watch it.

What do you think? How does Will Smith manage to always come across as such an awesome guy? In addition, were you impressed with the candidness of the interview? – Let us know in the comments!

will smith

Topics: , , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit RSS
  • Features

  • Poll

    AMD or NVIDIA?

    View Results

  • Archives

Send this to a friend