Will Smith fuels speculation on 2018 World Cup theme song – VIDEO
Hollywood superstar Will Smith has been teasing social media that he’s part of a musical quartet which is behind the official 2018 World Cup song.
The multi-talented actor and rapper, best known for his role in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, posted a picture on Instagram with fellow musician Nicky Jam with the caption, “One Life to Live. Live it Up. #2018FIFAWorldCup.”
In the post, Smith tagged Diplo, an American DJ and Era Istrefi, a singer from Kosovar – fueling speculation that the quartet may have recorded a song for the event.
@nickyjampr ✖️ @Diplo ✖️ @strefie ✖️ @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup
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It’s been 13 years since he released his last album and on Wednesday he premiered new music, debuting a video from inside the studio.
“Stop the divorce rumors, and mind your damn business,” he raps on the surprise track.
“At my peak, I was doing a television show, a movie and an album every year, so it was like churning out that kind of creativity,” he explains.
“What happens is you get to a point where you get empty. So, I’m excited. I’m reengergized and creating wildly like I used to. I’m ready. I got the beast back.”
It’s not known what the track is called but usually World Cup songs are performed at the start or end of the tournament.
Throughout its history, the World Cup has featured many high-profile stars from across the musical spectrum.
In 2014, pop-star Jennifer Lopez featured in the official World Cup song in Brazil with rapper Pitbull.
The pair followed in the footsteps of Colombian singer Shakira who recorded Waka Waka (This is Time for Africa) in 2010 in South Africa.