Will Smith Performs “Live It Up” With Nicky Jam at 2018 World Cup Closing Ceremony
On Sunday (July 15), Will Smith made his way to Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony.
Joined by Latin artist Nicky Jam and Kosovar singer Era Istrefi, the three performed their collaboration, "Live It Up," which served as the official song of the tournament. Surrounded by large groups of dancers, the artists all did their verses as they performed in the center of the stadium.
Ahead of the performance, Smith shared a video on Instagram featuring him and Nicky Jam showing off their dance moves. After Jam performed a few pop-and-lock moves, Smith hit 2018 XXL Freshman's BlocBoy JB's famous Shoot dance. "3 billion people about to see our performance, this is just a little preview!! @nickyjampr @eraistrefi #worldcup," he wrote in the caption of the video.
The rapper is no stranger to viral dances, recently taking part in the "In My Feelings" Challenge, which is inspired by the Drake song of the same name. Doing it bigger than other videos in the challenge, Smith ascended the top of bridge in Budapest to perform his dance moves.
"Last day in Budapest. I woke up #InMyFeelings," he wrote in the video post's caption. " I’ma Keep It 💯 ... I was TERRIFIED up there. That’s why my dance moves is all STIFF!"
Smith's entry into the challenge even got a seal of approval from Drizzy, who commented, "Wow the video is done."
Check out Will Smith's Instagram posts below, as well as a clip of the performance.
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