DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith have reunited for their first official show in 12 years.
The duo are celebrating a short concert run with Friday and Saturday’s MTV Presents Summerblast Music Festival 2017 in Croatia, then at Sunday’s Livewire Festival in Blackpool, England, though they are hoping for more.
“I looked at Jeff and he was getting old, man, and I was like, ‘I can’t do this to this boy,’” Smith joked to Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier. about the decision to have a reunion. “It was time. LL hit me [up and] was like, ‘Dude, I’m telling you, it’s time. You have no idea the love that’s out there.’ I was listening to L like, ‘All right, I need to do it.’”
“Now I got the bug,” Smith continued. “I was on fire last night. It was the first time being on stage in a while. I blew my voice out a little — I do that all the time. I just can’t contain myself on stage.”
As for Jazzy Jeff, he said that his job is to rein in Smith when he gets “overly excited.”
“I’m the little man in his ear telling him to calm down, just slow down,” he said. “You have to have fun with it and a lot of it is making sure that you’re loose and calm on stage.”
However, while the two of them are loving the tour and even debuted a new track, “Get Lit,” on Sunday, they said that this didn’t mean there was going to be a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion.
“Stuff had to go really wrong for there to be a Fresh Prince reunion special,” Smith said. “Like, I don’t know what would have to happen! Nah man, you can’t touch stuff like that. It’s so nostalgic for people — I’m not going nowhere near that.”