Will Smith might have been born and raised in Philadelphia, but that doesn't stop him from getting involved with his Latino fans and learning about their culture. If by any chance you are one of Smith's 15.8 million followers on Instagram, you'd know this far too well.
Recently, the Hollywood star has been seen partying with Marc Anthony on his yacht in Miami, hanging out with local Colombians while he films his upcoming movie in the South American country, dancing to some of the hottest Latin urban songs of the moment, and who can forget the time he dropped a remix to Bomba Estereo's Fiesta because he loved the song that much?
But it doesn't stop there for the actor and rapper. In fact, things are looking pretty serious for him and his new BFF, Nicky Jam.
Turns out that Smith and Nicky, a renowned urban artist who's half Puerto Rican and half Dominican, have been chosen to sing the official 2018 FIFA World Cup anthem. They will be joined by Albanian singer Era Istrefi and Diplo.
The news was confirmed by reggaeton producer DJ Nelson, who spilled the beans to Vibe. “Nicky Jam and Will Smith are producing the new Copa de Fútbol, they’re doing it together,” he said. “They’re making this big song and it’s just so crazy.” As the news made headlines Tuesday, Smith and Jam mega-confirmed the news by sharing a photo of the two holding a soccer ball:
@nickyjampr ✖️ @Diplo ✖️ @strefie ✖️ @WillSmith - One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup
As we wait for the song to drop, let's talk about their bromance, which has been unfolding right under our noses.
In case you didn't know, Will has been in Colombia filming his new movie Gemini Man.
If there’s one photo that sums up my trip to Colombia... This is it! Muchas gracias por todo 🇨🇴
While working, he was also having fun with locals and danced like there was no tomorrow.
I’ma keep it 💯 wit’ y’all... I Hurt Myself doin’ that Champeta Move.
That's where Nicky Jam—who was born in Massachusetts but resides in Colombia—comes in.
The two really bonded over Nicky's hit single X featuring J Balvin.
You killed it @willsmith #xchallenge Cartagena Colombia 🇨🇴 falta mi hermanito @jbalvin
Good vibes with my bro @willsmith
Familia @willsmith @c.syresmith en mi Cartagena hermosa
He even remixed one of Jaden Smith's songs... so you know it's real.
@c.syresmith icon living @groovemanmusic
@c.syresmith icon remix video soon
And we're pretty sure that singing the World Cup song together is only the beginning...
Lo mejor de todo es el proceso. @willsmith
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