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Will Smith's Criminal Past Revealed! Assault, Conspiracy, Gettin' Jiggy Wit Another Dude's Face!

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We knew West Philadelphia was where he was born and raised but was it actually JAIL where he spent most of his days??

Will Smith is a genius, an icon, a legend, and a family man!! He is perfection!

Or so we thought…

In 1989, he was arrested and charged with "aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and criminal conspiracy."

Just a few days after winning a Grammy for his amazeballs collaboration with DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Fresh Prince's bodyguard brutally beat William Hendricks, a record promoter, so badly that it nearly left him blind!!

While Will watched on!!

What the heck!? That's not the Big Willie we thought we knew!!

The rapper maintains his innocence! In a 2005 interview, he explained himself:

“It wasn’t my fault. That’s what they all say! But it wasn’t my fault. This is back in Philly. One of my buddies beat up this dude, and I was there. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

Since we never heard of him acting violently before and the police eventually dropped all the charges against him, we're inclined to take him at his word!

Still, sources close to the Man in Black an orange jumpsuit insist it was a profoundly terrible moment for the artist. One admitted:

“Will had to spend a night in the cell at the West Philadelphia police station with other inmates waking him up all night long and asking for his autograph. It was the worst night of his life. He wants to forget it ever happened.”

An entire night of signing autographs for inmates?

We hope you didn't drop the soap pen!

[Image via Dominic Chan/WENN.]

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6 comments to “Will Smith's Criminal Past Revealed! Assault, Conspiracy, Gettin' Jiggy Wit Another Dude's Face!”

  1. 1

    Most annoying couple in Hollywood! Jada's an angry black woman, despite her success and money. And they both fail as parents, putting their offsprings bought and paid for nepotistic careers, before their education. Shame on them both!

  2. JADE POOLE says – reply to this


    What's up, is this find dirt on Will and Jada month? Nothing is going to stick, people (and perez). People don't like a Black power couple that is working the system correctly to their and their children's advantage. Get over it!!

    And Ms. Poodle knows nothing about Black Women, angry or otherwise. Jada is a strong black woman. Millicent is simply a female dog….

  3. Eli says – reply to this


    Oh come on…1989? One night in jail and you're gonna say "That's not the Big Willie we thought we knew!!" Please. He was in a bad situation and didn't use his better judgement…Of course THAT never happens to anyone in Hollywood or anywhere else, right?

  4. @v@ says – reply to this


    It was the worst night of his life? Signing autographs? Awww. What about the other poor guy, William Hendricks?

  5. 5

    When will Will and Jada come out together? We always knew Jada wanted to munch on the box. Hell, she probably let Queen/King Latifah turn her out.

  6. 6

    you finally "learned" something that everyone knows 23 years after the fact.