- Will Smith is in the headlines again after his vulnerable interview on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
- The actor had a rap career before his movie success, and Will Smith talked to David Letterman about how it felt when people used to call him a "soft" rapper
- Smith opened up about the reason why he never gave in to pressure and kept his rap music clean and family-friendly
On the latest episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Will Smith's appearance has had tongues wagging about the actor's vulnerable confessions.
The audience is fascinated as the episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction has offered us insight into how the actor's mind works.
Will Smith hated being called a 'soft' rapper
TheShadeRoom shared Smith's feelings about being called a soft rapper in the 90s. Talking to David Letterman in an interview, the actor said that he created music that was meant to be fun and filled with comedic punchlines. He thinks that his rap style was unique at the time, but he admitted that he did not appreciate being called "soft". Smith said:
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"It was always that I was soft. I hated that, being called soft."
Will Smith shared an endearing reason why he never swore in his music. The actor said his grandmother told them that he does not need to be vulgar to stand out. His grandmother gave him this advice when he started his rap career.
Will Smith's fans found his music genuine
TheShadeRoom shared Will Smith's thoughts on swearing in rap, and many of his supporters agreed.
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"Just because he doesn’t curse doesn’t make him soft."
"I actually thought he made good music. I mean his songs are big hits till this day."
Some thought that Will's music showed his genuine personality.
"The crazy thing is half of these rappers are soft and fake but yet he got mocked for being his self."
"I respect him he wasn't out acting like something that he wasn't like a lot of these dudes capping."
Will Smith says he fears being a coward, saw himself lose it all on drug trip
Legit.ng previously reported that Will Smith appeared in Season 4, Episode 2 of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, hosted by the iconic David Letterman. Viewers had assumed that the episode would include Smith addressing his decision to slap comedian Chris Rock. The actor also took an Oscar home the same night.
Daily Mail reported that the interview was held before the Oscars, but fans were still riveted as Will Smith said he had envisioned his career spiralling during a drug trip.