Will Smith never faced Freddy Krueger — but he did apparently battle his lawyers!
Yes, during the Parents Just Don’t Understand phase of his career, the Fresh Prince did a Halloween novelty song called Nightmare on My Street, even making a horror movie music video.
Unfortunately, they did not get permission from New Line Cinema, who found the resemblance to A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy Krueger a little too on-the-nose — and took them to court!
The result? The entire song and video got shelved — until a few days before Halloween when someone leaked the 30-year-old video on YouTube.
Hey, Will Smith recently started posting to YouTube a lot. Huh. Funny.
We have to thank whomever pulled the footage out of the dreamworld because it is so SO ’80s-tastic, and we LOVES it!
Ch-ch-check out the never-before-seen vid (below):
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