Russian Federation 2018: Will Smith performs in closing Cermony

Ruben Hill
July 16, 2018

Official Song and Closing Ceremony singers Era Istrefi, Will Smith and Nicky Jam joined director Felix Mikhailov at a press conference two days before the Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and discussed "Live It Up", their views of Russia, the finals and more.

Smith, who also performed at the opening ceremony 0f the football tournament, will sing the official song, "Live it Up" alongside American singer Nicky Jam and Kosovar singer Era Istrefi, reported The Hollywood Reporter. At one point, Will lead the way in his white suit before busting into a rap. That was an introduction for me and I sort of realized how much as Americans we were cut off from the world and the joy in that world.

"I've been here [in Russia] a few times, I think the first time was [when we filmed] 'I, Robot, ' so it was like 14-15 years ago".

This is the biggest sporting event in the world.

"The idea that there would be a mural of me on the side of a school in West Philadelphia just wrecked me", said an emotional Smith, wiping away tears in a video about the mural. It is such a massive energy.

Williams was set to close out the World Cup, but after the vulgar gesture, he was replaced.

Cape Town - Ahead of the Soccer World Cup final kick-off between France and Croatia, a star-studded closing ceremony took place featuring Will Smith, Philipp Lahm and legendary Brazil forward Ronaldinho.

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