US actor Will Smith performs during the closing ceremony of the Russia 2018 World Cup ahead of the final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018.
RUSSIA - Hollywood actor and singer Will Smith performed the soccer World Cup&39;s official song "Live It Up" in the tournament&39;s closing ceremony in Moscow on Sunday, and Twitter had a field day.
Will Smith shows up to wipe our memories of Mark Lawrenson pic.twitter.com/NgpM0K7sWx— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) July 15, 2018
Quando o Will Smith chega:— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) July 15, 2018
Now this is a story, all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside-down
And I&39;d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I&39;ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air
Will Smith doing Will Smith things while being the Willest of Smiths..WorldCup— M.Irfaan (@M_Irfaan_I) July 15, 2018
Show de Will Smith na final da Copa do Mundo pic.twitter.com/iA1QmJ97i2— Renan (@Renan__1990) July 15, 2018
As Smith performed at Moscow&39;s Luzhniki stadium, giant screens laid out on the pitch showed images of soccer players and the colours of the Croatian and French flags - the two teams who face each other in the final.
Smith was joined on stage by Nicky Jam, a US-born singer with Puerto Rican roots, and by Era Istrefi, a pop singer who describes herself as Albanian Kosovar.
Both artists had featured with Smith on the "Live It Up" single.
The performances were a prelude to France and Croatia&39;s players taking to the pitch to begin their final match, in front of a packed crowd at the 80,000-seat stadium.
I’m convinced that NOBODY is living their best life more than Will Smith. I need to be this lit and happy at 49. pic.twitter.com/qix19bqMeO— -------- ---------------- (@gemageezy) July 15, 2018
(Additional reporting by eNCA.)