Will Smith gives Nelson Mandela a shout-out in his new song

Will Smith gives Nelson Mandela a shout-out in his new song

"Joyner, I know you're inspired by me like I was inspired by Nelson Mandela," Will raps. 

Will Smith and Joyner Lucas
Will Smith and Joyner Lucas/ YouTube

Will Smith's new song with Joyner Lucas is the lockdown jam we didn't know we needed. 

The pair dropped their head-bopping 'Will" remix on Friday and it is already creating major buzz. 

The song was originally recorded by Joyner as an ode to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' star.

Will could not stop listening to the tribute song, which was released in March, and invited Joyner to be a guest on his new Snapchat series, 'Will at Home'.

"You've always been my idol... I feel like you've done everything the right way, and I really look up to that," Joyner told Will. 

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The rappers then decided to record a surprise remix of 'Will' for their fans. 

Will gave a shout out to some of his own heroes , including basketball legend Julius Erving, Boxing icon Muhammad Ali  and struggle hero Nelson Mandela, in his rap verse. 

 "Joyner, I know you inspired by me like I was inspired by Nelson Mandela
I give him a rose for every endeavor
And shoutout to Julius Erving, one of the legends I worship
Muhammad Ali put the work in, he was the champ, the greatest, he earned it
I love that you think that I'm perfect but I had plenty mistakes and burdens"

The video for Joyner's original song has been watched nearly 24-million times on YouTube. He dressed up as several characters from Will's TV shows and movies, including 'Bad Boys' and 'Men in Black'.

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