Actor Will Smith had quite the weekend, performing one of his hit songs in front of a massive crowd at the 2018 Ultra Music Festival on Saturday. That wouldn’t be all, however, as Big Willie would get some free dancing lessons from Marc Anthony too!
The 49-year-old celebrity was brought out and introduced to the crowd as a bit of a surprise, with DJ Marshmallow calling him out rather unexpectedly. Smith then performed his hit single Miami, a hip-hop track which dropped in 1997 as part of his first solo album, Big Willie Style.
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He later posted a video of himself dancing to some salsa with Anthony on his Instagram page, noting that the post was his 100th since joining the social media site last year.
“I just realized this is my 100th Post,” he wrote as a caption. “Thank You All! Let’s Go Get the next 100.”
The two stars hugged it out after their impressive, short performance.
Smith made his name as a rapper in the early 1980’s, tagging up with friend Jeffrey Townes a.k.a DJ Jazzy Jeff to produce hits such as "Summer Time" and "Parents Just Don’t Understand". They would go on to win the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for the latter.
A career in television was next for the Philadelphia-born funny man, who landed a role as himself in NBC’s successful comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran from 1990 to 1996. He moved to film following the Fresh Prince’s ending and has starred in several blockbuster movies such as Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, the Men in Black titles, Wild Wild West, The Pursuit of Happiness, and I Am Legend.
Smith played boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali as well.
The single "Miami", meanwhile, was quite a successful one for Smith and reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the UK charts. It also won MTV’s Best Male Video Award.
The surprise appearance on Saturday must have been pleasing to the audience, and you could tell from the cheers that they weren’t at all disappointed to catch a glimpse of the star actor bringing a bit of nostalgia to the stage.
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