- Will Smith, Tatyana Ali and DJ Jazzy Jeff, among other OGs, brought nostalgia to the premiere of the reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- The Hollywood superstar himself passed the baton to the new cast members of the classic sitcom on Wednesday night
- Will also took to Instagram to show love to Jabari Banks, who now portrays the character the OG used to play in the show
Will Smith and the other OGs of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air attended the premiere of the 90s show reboot on Wednesday night, 9 February.
The Hollywood superstar himself and the former cast members of the sitcom were there to pass the baton to the new stars of the show. The likes of Tatyana Ali, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Joseph Marcell flashed smiles on the red carpet on the night, according to reports.
The new generation of the Banks family was happy to rub shoulders with the former cast members they grew up watching on the show. Jabari Banks, Akira Akbar and Jimmy Akingbola are some of the stars who play lead roles in the remake of the sitcom that will debut this coming Sunday, reports Essence.
Will Smith took to Instagram on the night to give a shout-out to Jabari, who now plays the role he used to slay in the comedy series. Will captioned his post:
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"Approved @jabaribanks, you are BRILLIANT in #BelAir and I cannot wait for everyone to see you Sunday!"
The excited young actor took to his idol's comment section to thank him for showing him major love. Jabari responded:
"Honoured to be a part of this legacy."
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Other peeps also took to the superstar's comment section to share their thoughts on the new cast of the show.
"This casting of young Will is truly amazing."
"It’s so crazy how they actually look alike, wow."
"This is legendary! I can't wait to see the series! It's so amazing to see a new version of the show! Thank you for everything since so many years ago, Will!"
"I love how @willsmith gives flowers to up and comers. I’m excited to watch the new project."
"He’s living one of my dreams, lol, I’m happy as hell for him! Go crazy yo @jabaribanks."
Snoop Dogg announces he now owns Death Row Records
In other entertainment news, Legit.ng reported that Snoop Dogg is now the new top dog at Death Row Records. The superstar has announced that he now owns the famous record label that released his first album 30 years back.
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The label has been owned by a few people since it went into bankruptcy back in 2006. It's co-founder Suge Knight is currently behind bars doing a 28-year sentence.
TMZ reports that the US rapper bought the company from Blackstone investment firm and MNRK Music Group. It is not known how much he paid for the label that dropped his debut album in 1993.