Will Smith: This Is The Story All About How His Life Got Flip-Turned Upside Down
It was our favorite 90s sitcom. Who didn’t know every lyric to the opening of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Will Smith was the cool, funny, handsome childhood crush plastered on our bedroom walls, inspiring us to turn our hats sideways. If you couldn’t do “The Carlton” at school back then, you were nothing.
The Banks family was the first representation of black success that I saw on TV but before Smith got the role, he was dead broke. After a failed second album with Jazzy Jeff, the money stopped and his pockets were turned inside out. The show was the jumping off point for what would become a rapper-turned-successful actor story.
Be inspired by this rags to riches tale of humility, courage and seizing the moment and watch how Will Smith one of the highest paid actors in the world.