Will Smith Says He ‘Had Nightmares’ Imagining His Life Without DJ Jazzy Jeff

Will Smith shared his appreciation for his friendship with longtime collaborator, DJ Jazzy Jeff, in a touching Instagram message shared on Wednesday. 

The “Aladdin” star, who reunited with Jeff in 2017 for two performances, shared a video clip of the duo rehearsing ahead of their shows in Croatia and the U.K. Smith described his former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” co-star as “the spark that ignited my Dreams!” 

“I’ve had nightmares before just imagining what my life would have been like without @djjazzyjeff,” Smith wrote. 

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Jun 26, 2019 at 11:09am PDT

Jeff, born Jeffrey Allen Townes, shared a similar sentiment on his Instagram account Wednesday: “All the years.. as so much changes.. I’m bless to have somethings remain the same… JJFP forever.” 

Smith and Jeff had not performed together for decades after collaborating on music in the late 1980s, with popular hits like “Parents just don’t understand” and “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble.” The duo released their debut album “Rock the House” in 1987,  before releasing album “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” the following year. 

In a video capturing their rehearsal for the shows, Smith tells Jeff with laugh,“You didn’t return my call for years.” 

“We could’ve done rehearsals anywhere, so why did we want to rehearse in Philly?” Smith asks in the video.

“I think just bringing it back to where we started,” Jeff replies, before noting they would rehearse in their moms’ basements in the earlier days. 

Written by Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Get the latest news about usa and world wild and real people. Catch up on the latest U.S. news, stories, photos, and videos. Including local news, political coverage, and more., on info-ideal.com