Will Smith introduced Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena to life together with his efficiency on the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards on Thursday night time, however his coronary heart is with those that are feeling devastating loss due to the wildfires within the Los Angeles space.
ET”s Kevin Frazier spoke with the 50-year-old actor backstage on the awards present, the place he opened up about his household’s evacuation from their dwelling, after fires final week unfold throughout Calabasas, Malibu, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and different areas.
“We evacuated, most likely three days in the past, they referred to as for the obligatory [evacuation],” Smith said. “The home survived, but it surely’s been a tricky time in that neighborhood normally, so Jada and I are actually simply attempting to determine how to greatest serve our neighborhood presently.”
“You can all the time get new homes, however the tragedy in Westlake was a very enormous difficulty in that neighborhood,” he added. “So we’re simply sending our prayers and sending our blessings out.”
Marc Anthony, who shared the stage with Smith and Bad Bunny to carry out their track, “Está Rico,” on the Latin GRAMMYs, additionally shared his ideas on the devastating fires.
“The work begins proper now. We are in the course of a tragedy, after which over 300 individuals lacking, now it’s our flip to step up and do what we are able to to do our half, as a result of lots of people are struggling proper now, and do not even know the place their members of the family are,” the Latin legend said. “It’s laborious to say, however I’m glad that my persons are all proper when there are such a lot of individuals that aren’t.”
“So now’s the time for us to step up and assist as a lot as we are able to,” he continued. “But it is an understatement to say that… I imply, who will not be eager about this proper now?”
For their efficiency, nevertheless, the pair simply tried to give attention to the optimistic, and on delivering a dose of enjoyable to the large viewers and followers at dwelling.
“It was enjoyable! I knew it was on, man,” Anthony raved. “All I saved eager about was simply sharing the stage for the primary time with Will and Bunny, and it was similar to, ‘Guys, man. I informed you earlier than, let’s simply have enjoyable, let’s simply take pleasure in it.'”
“I look to my proper, I look to my left, I bought Will Smith and Bad Bunny, and I’m like, ‘When did this occur?'” he added. “I assumed I’ve seen every part in my life till you are dwell, standing there, you bought Will and Bad, [like] what? All proper.”
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