Will Smith makes surprise appearance at VIP Room Dubai

Hollywood superstar gets on mic for impromptu rap at Wyclef Jean gig

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Dubai clearly has a new admirer – with Will Smith stopping by the emirate for the second time in less than a month.

The Hollywood superstar made a surprise appearance at VIP Room on Thursday night (January 30).

Hosting a table near the stage, Smith grabbed the mic midway through headline guest Wyclef Jean's performance, beatboxing from the wings before breaking out into a freestyle rap.

Members of Smith’s entourage were also spotted at the gig, and Jean announced he was hosting an after-party in his hotel room – with Smith clearly invited.

A day earlier Smith was spotted boarding a flight from Los Angeles to Dubai, with celebrity sons Jaden and Trey in turn.

It’s the second time the 45-year-old has visited these parts in recent weeks. The Fresh Prince pulled a similar stunt on New Year’s Eve, leaping on the mic at Barasti midway through his former sparring partner Jazzy Jeff’s DJ set.

Smith then stuck around in the UAE for close to a week, celebrating close friend Tyrese Gibson’s 35th birthday in the emirates, and jumping out of a plane with Maxwell at SkyDive Dubai.

Have you spotted Smith out and about in Dubai? Tweet us at @TimeOutDubai.

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