Will Smith recalls hysterical conversation with Jay-Z after slapping reporter for kissing him in Russia.

has recalled a phone call he received from back in 2012 where the rapper congratulated him for slapping a prank reporter on a red carpet.

Smith encountered the Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk during the Russian premiere of Men In Black 3 in 2012, with Sediuk kissing Smith twice on both cheeks.

During the segment on Wednesday, Smith revealed he received nearly a dozen text messages from rapper Jay-Z after he infamously slapped a reporter who tried to kiss him in 2012.

Smith said he received the texts after coming home the night he slapped the reporter on the red carpet for the “Men in Black 3” premiere in Moscow. He then gave Jay-Z a call.

“I just saw the video of you slapping the dude in Russia, I just want you to know you’ll never make a better piece of entertainment,” Smith said as he tried to do a Jay-Z impression.

“It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Me and B [Beyoncé], we got a show tonight, but we thinking about canceling and just staying in and just watching you slap this dude,” he added.

Watch the clip of the incident of Will Smith slapping the reporter.

The 49-year-old made a comeback in 2017 with his hit Netflix movie “Bright.” The sci-fi picture received 11 million viewers in its first three days on the streaming network, according to Variety.

Smith is signed on for seven projects over the next few years, including “Aladdin,” “Suicide Squad 2,” “Bad Boys For Life” and “Bright 2.”

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