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12/05/2018 09:45 SAST | Updated 12/05/2018 15:38 SAST

Will Smith Shares Inspiring Tale Of How He Became 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air'

Smith’s inspiring story involves his failed second album, an ex-girlfriend, unpaid taxes and the IRS.

Will Smith enjoyed quite the wild ride to win his starring role on hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

And the Hollywood actor explains exactly how he became the iconic character in a new YouTube video that is now going viral.

Smith’s inspiring story involves his failed second album, an ex-girlfriend, unpaid taxes and the IRS, a drunk Quincy Jones as his record producer, a hastily-conducted audition and contracts that were drawn up in a limo.

Check out the full clip above.