Will Smith to perform a new song at the BET Awards two months after his surprise Coachella performance


Will Smith is set to debut new music in his first major solo performance since the infamous Oscar slap.

Following his surprise gig at Coachella, the Bad Boys star, 55, will take over the stage with an original song at this Sunday’s BET Awards, per Deadline.


‘From his start as a rapper to The Fresh Prince to being a box office king as one of the Bad Boys, Will Smith is truly a global icon, and we are honored to welcome him back to grace the BET Awards stage,’ Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, said in a statement. 

‘We look forward to Will adding to yet another defining night for the culture that is not to be missed.’ Details about Smith’s performance remain under wraps, but sources reveal that he is currently working on a new album, per the outlet.

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Smith released his last solo single in 2017 and his last album Lost And Found in 2005.

In May, Smith hinted that he has been working on a new project for the past year and a half.

He told ET at the time that it was ‘without question the most personal, powerful music that I’ve ever made.’


Taraji P. Henson is set to return as the host of the BET Awards, where Grammy-winning singer Usher will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The event will also feature performances by Ice Spice, Sexyy Red, Latto, Lauryn Hill & YG Marley, Tyla, GloRilla, Muni Long, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét. 

Additionally, appearances are expected from Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, the Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, and the Jungle Brothers. 

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