Will Smith's $ 100,000 Gift to the City of New Orleans
Every July 4, the social networks of celebrities are filled with photographs of the parties they have celebrated on the occasion of Independence Day in the United States: the one that Taylor Swift religiously organized from 2013 to 2016 in her Rhode Island mansion -the The same that would end up serving as inspiration for his song The Last Great American Dynasty- became an event in which there were no shortage of bouncy castles and those posing for Instagram with bikinis with the stars and stripes flag.
This year the actor Will Smith has spent the national holiday in New Orleans, where he is working on the filming of a movie entitled Emancipation that revolves around a slave who manages to escape from a Louisiana plantation. The Hollywood star decided to organize this Sunday a fireworks show on the banks of the Mississippi River, which he paid for out of his own pocket, after learning that in 2021 the city did not plan to offer its inhabitants any special event due to the coronavirus pandemic .
In total, he would have paid about a hundred thousand dollars for a pyrotechnic display that took place at 9 p.m. and that the mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, promoted on Twitter beforehand to thank the interpreter for this beautiful gesture. "The gift of the city's fireworks was made possible by actor and producer Will Smith, along with his Westbrook company," she wrote on her account.