In his latest STORYTIME YouTube video, the award-winning rapper and actor hilariously talks about how he landed the lead role in the hit comedy series.
According to the rapper, he was just a flat broke celebrity before he became the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Despite a highly successful Grammy Award winning album with longtime friend DJ Jazzy Jeff, his career took a financial nosedive due to his indiscriminate spending habit. Things then took a turn for the worse after their second album embarrassingly flopped. He also added that some of his property got taken away from him by the IRS as a result of not paying his taxes.
Broke and completely clueless on what to do next, the “summertime” rapper said his ex-girlfriend forced him to “go out there and do something.” She convinced him to go to the Arsenio Hall Show where he met the “real-life Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Benny Medina who pitched the comedy series to him and told him how he was the perfect character to play his role.
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Medina then arranged for them to meet at the house of Quincy Jones who was executive producing the show. Take a look at what happened next in the video below.
“The moral of this story is always say yes, and listen to your girlfriend.” Not a bad piece of advice. What do you think?