Will Smith Reportedly Set to Work With Diplo on Official FIFA World Cup Song
Will Smith, Nicky Jam and singer Era Istrefi, will reportedly perform the official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia song, according to Billboard.
The track will hit streaming services on May 25 and is rumored to be produced by Diplo. The FIFA World Cup begins in Russia on June 14. During the 2014 tournament, which was held in Brazil, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez's "We Are One (Ole Ola)" was the official anthem. Other past anthems include Shakira’s “Waka Waka” and Ricky Martin’s “The Cup of Life.” As for the new track, Smith and Nicky Jam were reportedly in Budapest putting final touches on the song.
In other Smith news, the rapper recently teamed with his longtime friend and collaborator, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Smith made a cameo in Jeff's “Skaters Paradise” video featuring rappers Rhymefest and Dayne Jordan. The track is featured on Jeff's new album M3, which is the third installment of his popular The Magnificent series.
Smith will make another major throwback appearance as well—this time in the third installment of the massively popular Bad Boys franchise. After years of delay, Smith and Martin Lawrence will reprise their roles as Miami cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in the third installment, tentatively titled Bad Boys for Life. The film, which will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on January 17, 2020.
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