Will Smith’s ‘Men in Black’ Surprise Performance At Coachella

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 30: Will Smith attends the premiere of Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation” at Regency Village Theatre on November 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage)

Will Smith made a surprise appearance at Coachella, donning a suit and sunglasses reminiscent of his “Men in Black” character, Agent J, as he joined J Balvin’s Sunday night set at the music festival in Indio, California. Fans were thrilled by Smith’s unexpected performance.

One fan exclaimed on X (formerly known as Twitter), “J Balvin randomly brought out Will Smith at Coachella, look how happy he was.”

Another fan remarked, “Will Smith still got it. He wowed the crowd as he surprisingly performed ‘Men in Black’ with J Balvin.”

During his performance, Smith sang his 1997 hit “Men in Black” accompanied by dancing green aliens and a giant alien face backdrop, recreating scenes from the iconic music video.

Balvin’s set was themed around extraterrestrial elements, perfectly complementing Smith’s “Men in Black” persona. At the end of the performance, Smith used a memory-erasing neuralyzer and vanished from the stage, in a nod to “Men in Black.”

Smith is renowned for his role as Agent J in the “Men in Black” film series, where he portrayed a quick-witted former NYPD detective recruited into a secret agency that monitors alien activity. The original “Men in Black” song, from Smith’s debut album “Big Willie Style,” earned him a Grammy in 1998.

Despite recent controversies, including his onstage altercation at the 2022 Oscars and revelations about his marriage, fans continue to appreciate Smith’s enduring talent and stage presence. His wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and son, Jaden Smith, were present in the audience to witness his Coachella performance.

Smith’s appearance at Coachella was part of his promotional efforts for the upcoming film “Bad Boys 4: Ride or Die,” set to premiere on June 7th. This wasn’t Smith’s first time gracing the Coachella stage; he previously joined Jaden in 2019 for a performance of “Icon.”