• Will Smith is back to the spotlight
  • Smith performs new song
  • At the 2024 BET Awards

Will Smith looked at his kingdom at the 2024 BET Awards, and it was clear—he was back on his throne! The actor and rapper returned with a bang, debuting his new song "Dance in Your Darkest Moments" in what seemed like a direct nod to his tumultuous past year. Hosted by the ever-charismatic Taraji P. Henson, the night was set ablaze with Smith's comeback.

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Will Smith: A ring of fire comeback

Performing in a ring of fire, Smith didn't just walk back into the spotlight; he leaped into it. His passionate rap, accompanied by the gospel group Sunday Service and the legendary Kirk Franklin, was not just a performance; it was a statement. "Dance in Your Darkest Moments" is rumored to be the title track of Smith's new album, and if this performance is anything to go by, it's set to be a hit.


Remember Smith's surprise Coachella performance with J. Balvin? That was just a taste of what was to come. With the hashtag #DanceInYourDarkestMoments, Smith hinted at his musical resurrection, and the BET Awards confirmed it. His collaboration with Sean Paul, "Light Em Up," for the "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" soundtrack, marks his first release in nearly five years, showcasing his versatility and enduring appeal.

Not to be overshadowed by his musical endeavors, Smith's latest film, 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die,' has been smashing the box office, grossing nearly $300 million worldwide. It's clear that Smith's star power remains undiminished, both on-screen and on-stage.

A standing ovation

The BET Awards was one of Smith's first major public appearances since the infamous 2022 Oscars incident. Yet, the audience's response—a standing ovation—proved that the entertainment world is ready to embrace him once again. Smith's performance was not just a return to music; it was a powerful message of resilience and redemption.

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