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

15 May 2018

I had spent all my cash and I didn't overlook however I didn't pay the IRS. "In my mind, I wasn't trying to avoid taxes, I was just like 'Ah, damn, they need their money, '" Smith joked.

"Before I was in trouble with Uncle Phil, I was in trouble with Uncle Sam", Smith kicked off a "STORYTIME" video on his official YouTube channel.

Hollywood star Will Smith has revealed he did "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" because he was broke and in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Encouraged by legendary music producer Quincy Jones to audition on the spot at a party at his mansion, Smith landed the part instantly. In December 1989, Smith went to Jones' residence the place he was surrounded by artists, describing the celebration as one thing out of The Wiz.

It seems so long ago that he was the King Of Hollywood, giving even Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford a run for their money with a string of hits that included Bad Boys, Independence Day and Men In Black. Famous and broke is not a unique condition, and Smith's then-girlfriend told him to hang out near where The Arsenio Hall Show was being filmed. "Inform me what your rap identify was once more?'" Despite refusing at first because he wasn't prepared, Jones told Smith to "take 10 minutes right now and you can change your life".

Medina invited Smith to Q's house where he was asked to audition for the role of the then working title, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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"He had been consuming, it was apparent", Smith mentioned, smiling. Quincy is like popping up on the home windows going like, 'No paralysis, do evaluation!

The father-of-three continued: 'The IRS took all that stuff, so I was like, broke, broke, broke. "No paralysis, do evaluation!' Like how did he make Thriller like this?"

He added: 'The moral of the story is always say yes and I guess listen to your girlfriend'.

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