Will Smith Reveals Which Hip Hop Legend He Wants To Battle For 'Verzuz'

By Kiyonna Anthony

November 19, 2021

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Many people forget that Will Smith started out as a hip hop star before becoming a blockbuster king. The actor, who recently released his memoir Will, recently spoke about potentially doing a Verzuz battle and who he feels is a worthy component. The "King Richard" star revealed that he'd want to go hit for hit against LL Cool J, sharing:

“I was thinking about that. Me and L, we’re talking about doing one. L is going to body me."

Both rappers-turned-actors have a catalogue that is solid enough for a Verzuz battle, however, Will says he was unable to secure the battle against LL because he's been writing his new self-titled memoir.

The Grammy Award winning multi-hyphenated star has made headlines in recent weeks for his candid confessions from Will, including his hate for his father, jealousy of Tupac Shakur and much more. However, Will says it's all apart of the healing process and an exercise in unconditional love. He opened up about his personal journey during his book tour, telling fans:

"The first [half] of my life was gathering. I look at the second half of my life as giving it all back in the form of wisdom, in the form of honesty, in the form of authenticity for the purpose of being helpful. You can't be happy if you're hiding. You can't truly be happy if you don't feel comfortable to be you. I'm finding any emotional invincibility."

Check out Will by Will Smith available now for purchase. Catch "King Richard" in theaters and HBO Max, Friday November 19th.

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