Smith essentially has Suge Knight to thank for the encounter, which took place at the BET Awards, although the year was not specified. It was seemingly early on in Will’s career, and his lone goal while attending the award show was to meet his idol, Michael Jackson.
After being forcibly removed from the same room as Michael, due to an uproar caused by Suge, Will found himself escaping the mayhem in a random closet with the king of pop. Once there, the two talked about —uh— comic books.
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