Kanye West is trying to bring Will Smith out of musical retirement

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For somebody so adamant on his music being taken as art, Kanye West does go a strange way about it. It’s now emerged that he’s been working with the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, on some new material.

It turns out that Kanye headhunted the former rapper, now more of an actor, to return to the music world. ”I’ve been messing around with Kanye, we went to the studio a couple times,” he recently told Hip Hollywood. “I might get the bug. I’m not gonna do it unless I’m truly inspired, but Ye’s been pushing me a little bit.”

They had previously been photographed together at a studio in Brazil. West’s new album, Yeezus comes out 18 June, while Smith last released a record in 2005.

[via NME]