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

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The actor said he did not pay his taxes and then had a flop when the rap duo released their second album. "In my mind, I wasn't trying to avoid taxes, I was just like 'Ah, damn, they need their money, '" Smith joked.

The actor - who has recently become one of the best things to happen to Instagram and YouTube with his inspirational videos - told the tale of how he transformed into the iconic character in a five-minute video and the story may not be what you expect.

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.

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. The A&R pitched the show to Smith and setup a meeting with Quincy Jones, who gave Smith the chance to audition right there.

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It is fair to say that Will Smith's career of late hasn't exactly been filled with highlights. Despite refusing at first because he wasn't prepared, Jones told Smith to "take 10 minutes right now and you can change your life". "I mentioned sure and I let it rip and I bought to the top and everybody's clapping", Smith mentioned of his impromptu audition. The IRS took all my stuff (bikes and cars).

His efficiency impressed these gathered sufficient that Jones shortly demanded his legal professionals draw up a contract for Smith to play the lead in The Recent Prince of Bel Air. Benny Medina is the real-life Fresh Prince of Bel Air'.

When "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" ended its six-year run in 1996, Smith was starring in "Independence Day", the film that put him on the map as an action hero.

"The moral of this story is always say yes, and listen to your girlfriend".

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