Will Smith once had to borrow money from a drug dealer
Will Smith’s book tour continues to continue, and with it, more personal details of the rapper’s meteoric rise from sitcom star to Hollywood’s A-list. This time around, Smith sat down with Idris Elba in London for “WILL: An Evening of Stories with Friend” where The prince of Bel-Air The star has spoken of having money problems early in his career that he could only solve by borrowing money from a drug dealer.
According to Smith, he owed the IRS a substantial sum in the early 1990s before becoming a leading star on NBC. However, he was determined to move to Los Angeles even if it required using unconventional means to solve his financial problems. Via Yahoo! :
“So Uncle Sam wanted his money,” he continued, adding, “I haven’t forgotten – I just haven’t paid.”
“I had to sell everything and I knew whatever my new life was I could feel it would be in Los Angeles,” he said.
“So I borrowed $ 10,000 from a friend of mine who was a neighborhood drug supplier,” he continued as the audience laughed.
Not missing a beat, Elba asked, “Was his name Stringer Bell?” a reference to the drug lord of Elba on HBO Thread. Given that Smith’s financial transaction took place almost 30 years ago, he’s probably not looking for any issues with the government for the unorthodox loan. More importantly, for once he hasn’t disclosed much information about his sex life, which is nothing short of a miracle.