Will Smith was a guest on Late Show with David Letterman last night to talk about his new movie Focus. But when Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra played “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” as the actor’s entrance music, Smith was inspired to revisit his long ago rap career. He walked over, picked up a mic and spit a verse of the classic/really quite ridiculous summer jam. Sure, he may have gotten a line or two wrong (“I just light it/ It’s for the look/ I don’t light it”), but gosh darn if his charisma doesn’t carry the whole thing.
Even so, the best part may be at the end when he told Letterman he had “a negro inside of” him, to which the host responded, “I gotta run home and surprise the wife!” Watch the whole thing below.
This isn’t the only brush with music Smith’s had recently. Earlier this month, he and Jimmy Fallon pulled off an entertaining rendition of “It Takes Two”, and just last week he told the Associated Press he has “always recorded” over the years. “Yeah, tons of songs. But … it’s nothing I like.” Still, he said that after the Fallon performance, “I got the bug. I might see if I got one more in me.” Perhaps something will come of those Rio recording sessions he did with Kanye West back in 2013?