DJ Jazzy Jeff celebrates Will Smith’s Golden Globe win for “King Richard”

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Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff became pop culture icons with The prince of Bel-Air, the beloved ’90s sitcom that ran for six seasons between 1990 and 1996. But before their foray into acting, the Philly duo had performed as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, responsible for songs such as “Parents Just Don”, winner of a Grammy Award. ‘t Understanding’ and the Hip Hop classic ‘Summertime’.

Needless to say, their friendship dates back decades. On Monday January 10, Jazzy Jeff again showed his support for his longtime collaborator after Smith won a Golden Globe in Best Performance by an Actor in a Film category for his lead role in King Richard.

“He’s the rapper / actor and the winner !!!” he wrote, a nod to their 1988 second album. He’s the DJ, I’m the rapper. “Congratulations my brother! #GoldenGlobes #jjfp. “

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, King Richard stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of tennis prodigies Venus and Serena Williams. The film offers an intimate look at the relationship between father and daughters as he trains them to tennis glory.

During a recent meeting with Interview magazine, Smith explained how her working relationship with co-star Demi Singleton (who played Serena Williams) had become a natural bond between mentor and mentee.

“When people find themselves in these kinds of situations, I take it as a responsibility to help educate and help inspire and instruct and whatever I can do that can be helpful for your development,” he said. he declares. “And yes, we definitely fall into the character kind of role, but you know, you came into this already well-developed movie.

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“It’s always interesting with new young actors, the things you don’t know yet are a big part of the things that make you special. You haven’t set yourself certain limits yet, and you haven’t been trapped by wrong rules and all that. So it’s also fun to see how [elle] maneuvered, not yet having been shaped by the system.

King Richard hit theaters last November. It was named one of the best films of 2021 by the American Film Institute and won six nominations for the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards (including Best Picture). The film also received four 79th Golden Globe Award nominations, including Smith’s.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff celebrates Will Smith’s Golden Globe win for “King Richard”