Will took the stage in front of St Stephen’s Basilica as day turned to evening, performing hits like Summertime, Miami and even the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song, which proved particularly popular. The concert was free for those who registered, and those who didn’t watched from screens set up on Erzsébet tér. Will’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith and Avengers star Anthony Mackie were also in attendance.
“Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me!” the star said to the crowd, to a roar of approval. At one point, the concert was halted because boisterous fans erupted into a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’. The concert also reunited Will with his old pal DJ Jazzy Jeff. The pair met in 1985 and went on sell over five million albums in the US.
Smith’s current visit began with a red-carpet photo shoot at Buda Castle, the director and producers of the new movie, Gemini Man. Fans got as close as they could, holding signs in the hope of receiving an autograph. Will Smith is known for being a cheery customer, and he has been all smiles during his trip to Budapest.
So far, though, no controversy – last year in Budapest, Smith created a viral sensation when he climbed to the top of Chain Bridge to dance to the Drake song Kiki Do You Love Me.