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Will Smith Raps “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” on Late Show With David Letterman: Watch!

Big Willie’s still got it! Will Smith stopped by the Late Show on Wednesday, Feb. 18, and dusted off the rap skills that made him famous in the late ’80s.

The Focus actor, 46, put on the surprise performance in New York City after being introduced by host David Letterman. Walking onto the stage, Smith shook Letterman’s hand and acknowledged the audience before grabbing a microphone.

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As Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra played the melody to Smith’s 1998 hit single “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” the star quickly picked up the lyrics. 

“On your mark ready set let’s go, dance floor pro / I know you know I go psycho / When my new joint hit, just can’t sit / Got to get jiggy wit it, ooh, that’s it,” Smith spit. “Now honey honey come ride, DKNY / All up in my eye, you got a Prada / Bag with a lot of stuff in it / Give it to your friend let’s spin, everybody looking at me / Glancing the kid, wishing they was dancing a jig.” 

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As the audience members began to sing along, Smith led a call-and-repeat of “gettin’ jiggy with it” shouts. Laughing as he wrapped the impromptu performance, Smith finally took his seat with Letterman. 

The father of three, who released his last studio album Lost and Found in 2005, recently spoke about his willingness to pick his rap career back up and rhymed with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show earlier this month.  

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“I went into the studio with Kanye,” he told the Press Association last week. “I’m thinking about it. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but I’m exploring. I’m in a creative ceiling.” 

Watch Smith get jiggy with it in the video above!

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