Will Smith 'to perform World Cup 2018 song'May 23, 2018
The actor and rapper says he may perform with Nicky Jam, Diplo and Era Istrefi at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
By Alix Culbertson, News reporter
Hollywood superstar Will Smith has hinted he will be performing the official World Cup 2018 song.
The rapper, singer and actor posted a picture on Instagram of himself with fellow American singer and songwriter Nicky Jam, with the caption: “One Life to Live. Live it Up. #2018FIFAWorldCup.”
He also tagged American DJ Diplo and Kosovar singer and songwriter Era Istrefi in the post.
The four are believed to have filmed the video for the World Cup track over the weekend.
Smith and Jam have been seen in Cartegena, Colombia, with producer DJ Nelson telling music website Vibe they would be performing the song for this summer’s tournament in Russia.
“Nicky Jam and Will Smith are producing the new copa de futbol, they’re doing it together,” he said.
“They’re making this big song and it’s just so crazy.”
Thousands of fans had already liked Smith’s revealing Instagram post after just minutes of putting it up.
@NickyJam ✖️ @Diplo ✖️ @strefie ✖️ WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #2018FIFAWorldCup
A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on May 22, 2018 at 4:10am PDT
In March, the Men In Black and Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor showed his appreciation for Jam by releasing a video of him dancing to single X on his Instagram, where he has 15.8m followers.
A day before Smith made the announcement about the World Cup, Jam had posted a picture of the pair on Twitter, saying: “The best of everything is the process. Will Smith.”
Smith has posted several times over the past week in Cartegena, showing off some dance moves with the locals.
Lo mejor de todo es el proceso. Will Smith pic.twitter.com/k1wdvYkDH9
Jam, 37, real name Nick Rivera Caminera, recorded his first album aged 14 and is famous in the reggaeton genre, which originated in his father’s native Puerto Rico and is influenced by hip hop and Latin American and Caribbean music. He mostly sings in Spanish.
Diplo has worked with several major pop artists such as Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Snoop Doog and Madonna.
Istrefi’s popular single BonBon, released at the end of 2015, has drawn comparisons to Barbadian superstar Rihanna and Australian singer Sia.
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