Will Smith could perform at this year's World Cup
Well known Hollywood star will smith, has been posting teasers about the official 2018 World Cup song on social media, which he may be a part of. The former star of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air” made an Instagram post on May 22, 2018, captioned, “One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup.” Smith tagged an American DJ, Diplo, and Era Istrefi in the post, which led some to believe the four could be recording a song for the event.
According to The Guardian, "Will Smith is making a return to music, recording the official 2018 World Cup anthem with Colombia-based reggaeton star Nicky Jam, and Kosovar pop singer Era Istrefi."
The entire track is to be released on May 25 with the producer Diplo. With his former music experience of being a pop-rapper in the 80s and 90s, him coming back is a big deal.
According to CNN, “FIFA responded cryptically to CNN's request for a comment. ‘FIFA and Sony Music have partnered once more to deliver another exciting Official Music Programme for FIFA World Cup fans worldwide,' a FIFA spokesperson said. 'The line-up of artists and the creative concept behind the 2018 Official Song will be announced soon.’”
Other popular stars have performed at the World Cup, such as Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, who did a duet in Brazil in 2014, and Shakira, who performed "Waka Waka" in 2010 for Africa.