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Will Smith Boycotted the 1989 Grammys Because of Diversity Issues

Will Smith beams at the premiere of his movie Concussion on Wednesday (January 27) at the Callao Cinema in Madrid, Spain.

The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are boycotting the 2016 Oscars due to a lack of diversity, and a video recently pulled from the ET archives shows it isn’t Will’s first boycott.

Will boycotted the 1989 Grammys along with his musical partner DJ Jazzy Jeff because the rap categories weren’t being televised.

“We don’t have the problem with the Grammy as an award or the Grammys as an institution, we just had a problem with the 1989 design of the awards show,” Will told ET at the time. “We chose to boycott. We feel that it’s a slap in the face.”

Also pictured: Jada filming a scene for Bad Moms in New Orleans.

30+ pictures inside of Will Smith attending the Spain premiere of Concussion

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Fresh Prince's Janet Hubert Slams Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith's Oscars 2016 Boycott Again

Will Smith‘s former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Janet Hubert called out him and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s Oscars 2016 boycott earlier in the week, and she’s not holding anything back in this new interview.

“The Smiths just irked me because they are such pretenders and everything is a photo op. It’s just self-contrived because her hubby didn’t get a nomination,” the 60-year-old actress told the Los Angeles Times about the 47-year-old actor and 44-year-old actress.

“I was looking at this ridiculousness people called a historic moment and I was annoyed,” Janet continued. “I was annoyed because it dilutes the movement when you only stand up for yourself. Y’all are at your mansion in a gilded cage, standing up there with billions of dollars in the bank. You could do more for the industry and for black Hollywood than anyone could. You could be mentoring young screenwriters. You could be setting up a program. You have the ability to do so much.”

“There are actors who have never gotten an Oscar and have done amazing work. If you are waiting for an award of a little … gold statue and that’s supposed to validate you, then you’re not in this business for the right reasons. We do the work. It’s about the work. It’s about taking the pages of a script and bringing them to life. It ain’t that deep. We get paid a lot of money to do very little work,” Janet added.

Will Smith Joining Jada Pinkett-Smith in Oscars 2016 Boycott

Will Smith has announced he will be joining wife Jada Pinkett-Smith in her boycott of the 2016 Oscars.

“No,” the 47-year-old actor said when asked if he would be going. “My wife’s not going. It would be awkward to show up with Charlize [Theron] … we’ve discussed it. … We’re part of this community. But at this current time, we’re uncomfortable to stand there and say this is OK.”

Will talked about diversity in Hollywood as a whole as well during his one-on-one interview with ABC News. Watch the interview below…

'Suicide Squad' Official Trailer Debuts Online - Watch Now!

The official trailer for the highly anticipated movie Suicide Squad has been released!

The movie will star Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

Also featured in the star-studded cast are Scott Eastwood, Common, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Jim Parrack, and Adam Beach.

Suicide Squad follows imprisoned super villains who are recruited by a secret government agency to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. It will be released in theaters on August 5.


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Will Smith's 'Fresh Prince' Co-Star Janet Hubert Slams Jada Pinkett-Smith's Oscars Boycott (Video)

Janet Hubert, who played Will Smith‘s Aunt Vivian on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is slamming Jada Pinkett-Smith for her 2016 Oscars boycott.

The 60-year-old actress uploaded a video to YouTube where she shared her sentiments. Warning: this video contains NSFW language.

“I’ve been trying to figure out: Do I really want to do this? Yeah, I do. Today, being the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and hitting 60 years old…I want to say something to Jada Pinkett Smith asking other black actors to boycott the Oscars. First of all, Miss Thing: Does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?” Janet said.

“The second thing, girlfriend, there’s a lot of s— going on in the world that you all don’t seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are hungry. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills,” the actress continued. “And you’re talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain’t that deep,” she continued.

“Here’s the other thing, for you to ask other actors to jeopardize their careers…You know damn well, you don’t do that,” Janet added in her rant. “They don’t care! I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people [who are doing this]…That is not the way life works, baby. It’s very suspect to me.”

Watch Janet’s entire video below…

'Suicide Squad' Director David Ayer Shares New Cast Photo

The Suicide Squad team looks ready for action in a new photo shared by director David Ayer on his Twitter on Monday (January 11).

The cast, which includes Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, hold up their weapons as they get ready for battle.

David simply captioned the image, “#skwad.”

“We all need good guys and everything — yay, good guys — but at the end of the day, they’re kinda boring. They’re always going to do the right thing. When you’re dealing with the baddies, it’s easy to get ahead of the audience and invert expectations,” David told USA Today, which also debuted the new image.

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Will Smith Gets Golden Globes 2016 Support From Wife Jada Pinkett Smith!

Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith look so chic while posing together at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 47-year-old actor is nominated tonight for his work in Concussion in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category. Best of luck to all of the nominees this evening!

On the red carpet, Will and Jada met up with Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna!

Make sure to tune in for the 2016 Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, TONIGHT at 8/7c on NBC!

FYI: Jada is wearing Versace with Van Cleef jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes. Will is wearing Tom Ford.

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