Questlove claims Will Smith had to turn down a surprise appearance at the Grammys on Sunday because he was filming Bad Boys 4.
During the show, Questlove and his band The Roots were joined by Nelly, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Run DMC and Will’s former partner DJ Jazzy. , participated in a collaboration performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Jeff among them.
The musician revealed to Variety on the red carpet that Will was originally supposed to be involved in the tribute.
“Spoiler warning. We had to lose Will.”
He added that getting Will involved was “a shot in the dark” because he’s “shooting movies all the time.”
The performance would have marked the actor’s first awards show appearance since infamously bashing Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars after the presenter joked about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. Shortly after the shocking moment, Questlove announced the Best Documentary award.
Will and ‘Bad Boys’ co-star Martin Lawrence announced a fourth reunion last week. The project is overseen by Adil El Aabi and Bilal Farah, who directed 2020’s Bad Boys for Life.