Smith also praises Drake and Meek Mill during a rare hour-long interview with ‘Rap Radar.’
So far, Will Smith's epic run in 2018 includes his decision to join Instagram, teaming up with his son Jaden for his “Icon (Reggaeton Remix)” and now, a candid interview with Rap Radar.
During his hour-long conversation with co-hosts Elliot Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller, Smith gives effusive praise to the likes of Drake, Meek Mill and Kanye West.
Though West nearly drowned himself in public scrutiny with his abominable comments on slavery and his unwavering support of Trump, Smith says he's embraced Ye's decision to fearlessly express his views. “That’s what I love about Kanye right now. He’s willing to take the smashdown in order to push ideas,” Smith explains. “He’s making people think, even in the twisted, backhanded success of Donald Trump.”
Smith also commends his Philly comrade, Meek Mill, for his willingness to spark change. Since Meek's release from prison last March, he swiftly took the initiative to curtail the loose ends plaguing both the criminal and justice systems. “I love the position that he has found himself in, that he’s embracing,” Smith says. “Historically for the African American male, the road that he’s traveled has a beautiful historical pattern to it that is imbuing him with massive amount of power right now. He’s educating himself, and he’s taking a position in the world that I think is going to be be life-changing for him.”
“He has my full support. I want to see him win,” he adds.
As for Drake, Smith says the Scorpion MC “has had the most interesting success in the last four or five years,” simply off the fact he's been able to trek through the trenches of social media and emerge unscathed. Smith may have a point as Drake appears primed and ready for an unprecedented first week after the release of his fifth studio album Scorpion. The album is likely to top the Streets Talkin 200 and smash Post Malone's blistering opening week numbers of 461,000 equivalent album units.
Watch Smith's interview with Rap Radar on TIDAL.