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Someone Not Named Will Smith Is Doing the Men In Black 3 Theme Song

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24:  Singer Pitbull performs at halftime during the Thanksgiving Day game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

There was a simpler time, back at the turn of the wmillennium, when a new Will Smith movie could be reliably counted upon to yield a new Will Smith song. (See: "Men in Black," "Wild Wild West," and the slightly less, uh, memorable but still festive "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head).") Smith fell off the soundtrack habit a bit in the mid-aughts, but Vulture assumed that he'd at least crank out one more earworm-y hit for Men in Black 3. We even predicted names for it! And we were wrong. The theme song is called "Back in Time," and it will be performed by … Pitbull. No offense to Pitbull, but, nooo, this is so not how we wanted Summer 2012 radio to go.

Photo: Ronald Martinez/2011 Getty Images