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Will Smith let Jimmy Fallon audition to be his tour opener

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Will Smith has been teasing a 2016 tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff for months, and the Concussion star reaffirmed those plans on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“We never really had a chance to go out and tour. So we decided a couple months ago, we really have to go out one good time because we never really had a chance to go out and blaze it up,” Smith told host Jimmy Fallon, before announcing that he planned to take Fallon’s house band, The Roots, on tour as well.

But while the tour is coming together, Smith said an opening act had yet to be determined. Which left the door open for Fallon. Perhaps feeling a bit of FOMO because of the whole Roots thing, Fallon sang to Smith in an attempt to prove his bona fides as a singer and performer.

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“My father used to say sometimes it’s good to know what you’re not going to do,” Smith said after Fallon sang a few words from Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All.” After that didn’t work, the Tonight Show host broke into a country version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

“I think we found our opener, Jeff,” Smith teased. Better luck next time, Jimmy.

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