Will Smith Speaking recently about his past rap career, he said that he “hated” being called “soft” because he did not use cursing words in his songs.
The actor sat down with David Letterman An episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, recorded before his now-infamous Oscar event.
Smith recalled his time as a member of the hip-hop duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince.
The duo had and have had several successful songs since they came together in 1984 Five studio albums, all of which proved to be huge hits.
“You and Jeff had humor in your music,” Letterman said.
“That was our main distinguishing feature at the time,” Smith replied. “It was a comedy, it was a punchline, it was fun. We stood out in a really good way. We had our own lanes.”
Smith was asked if he had faced the challenge of quitting his music career for which he said, “I was always as soft as the pressure was. I hated it, it was called soft.”
The “King Richard” actor intentionally refrained from using foul language in most of his discography because his grandmother told him he was 12 years old.
“Dear Willard, truly intelligent people don’t have to use words like this to express themselves. Please show the world that you’re as smart as we think you are. Profit, Gigi,” he wrote to her after finding her rap lyric notebook that contained some There are explanations.
“That’s why I haven’t cursed any of my records,” Smith said.