Will Smith saved face in the most awesome way possible after a vacation-party rendition of “La Bamba” that led to much mockery when it appeared he was a bit fuzzy on the lyrics.
On Saturday, the former “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star shared a video on Instagram in which he joins a steel drum band onstage in the Cayman Islands, belting out the Richie Valens classic.
The post, which has been viewed more than 3.8 million times at the time of writing, received some joking comments about his knowledge of the lyrics. In response, Smith, 49, shared a new video in which he sings the song perfectly — even the Spanish lyrics.
To emphasize his point, Smith introduces his performance in fluent Spanish.