"I Don't Suggest This Road for Anybody": The Explosive Will Smith Year From Oscar Win to Rumored Margot Robbie Affair
From the Grammy's that almost saw Will Smith's musical revival to the love-hate relationship with Margot Robbie, here's a rundown of the past year's highs and lows for Hollywood's 'Fresh Prince.'
The Night the Music Died: Will Smith's Canceled Grammy Performance
"Will was a shot in the dark as he is always shooting movies," said Questlove, producer of the Grammy's 50th-anniversary tribute to hip-hop. It was supposed to be a monumental night for Will Smith. Not only was it hip-hop's golden anniversary, but it was also supposed to mark Smith's musical comeback. Alas, the universe had other plans. Due to his commitment to pre-production for Bad Boys 4, Smith had to bow out of the lineup.
"I'll give the spoiler alert away. Will Smith was a part of the festivities tonight, but they started shooting ‘Bad Boys 4’ this week. There were a lot of preliminary shots that he had to do, so we had to lose Will," Questlove revealed in an interview with Variety. This left fans with a what-could-have-been moment that they'll undoubtedly mull over until the end of time.
Bad Boys, Scandals, and Margot Robbie: A Year in Review
The missed Grammy performance isn't the only turbulence in Smith's life lately. Let's backtrack to that Oscar slap heard 'round the world. Smith's assault on comedian Chris Rock following a joke about his wife, Jada, overshadowed his monumental win for King Richard. Then, of course, rumors of a fling between Smith and actress Margot Robbie resurfaced.
"I don't suggest this road for anybody": Smith mused on his complicated relationship with Jada, reviving old chatter about his supposed infidelity with Robbie. Through it all, he managed to win an Academy Award and move forward with Bad Boys 4.
Why the World Can't Wait for Bad Boys 4
Speaking of Bad Boys, the fourth installment is highly anticipated, with fans chomping at the bit for its release. Smith confirmed the film on Instagram with a heartwarming video featuring his franchise co-star, Martin Lawrence. "IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME!” he captioned the video.
The franchise has a record of killing it at the box office: Bad Boys raked in $141 million worldwide, Bad Boys II followed up with $273 million, and despite nearly two decades of inflation, Bad Boys For Life managed to outperform both previous installments combined.
As reported by Animated Times, it's been a rollercoaster of a year for Will Smith, filled with near-misses, triumphs, and scandals. As for what's next? Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure — whether it's on stage, on screen, or in the tabloids, Smith is a force we can't take our eyes off of.
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