Don’t Try to Explain the Lonely Island’s Will Smith Tribute at the MTV Awards to Your Parents, They Will Not Understand


Now, this is a story all about how
The MTV Awards got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how the Lonely Island did a tribute to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:

It was part of a tribute to Will Smith, who received a "Generation Award" at the ceremony tonight. Don't think too hard about whatever a Generation Award is or why MTV has given itself the authority to bestow one. Instead, enjoy the very ’90s slurpee that is Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone's blend of "Parents Just Don’t Understand," "Summertime," "Getting Jiggy Wit It," and the Fresh Prince theme song.