Will Smith confirms tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff
After surprising fans by appearing on a remix of Bomba Estéreo’s “Fiesta” last month, Smith told Zane Lowe he’s been back in the studio and plans to tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Smith confirmed that he’ll be heading on the road with Jeff, who he recorded five albums with between 1987 and 1993.
“I never actually had a chance to go on tour [with Jeff], so I really want to get out there and do it for real,” Smith tells DeGeneres.
The Concussion star says his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air schedule prevented him from touring with Jeff at the time, so he hopes to “do it for real” now. ” “In that time we just we were getting started and I never actually had a chance to go on tour,” Smith says, “so I really want to get out there.”
Smith also told DeGeneres that the upcoming tour will feature a combination of old hits and new music. “I keep a stash,” Smith says.
Jeff spoke with EW in October and echoed Smith’s desire hit the road together. “Will has been my partner for 30-something years,” Jeff said. “I’ve been waiting for him just to say, ‘Let’s go.’”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.