Will Smith Slaps Reporter On Red Carpet

Will Smith attends the UK premiere of 'Men in Black III,' Leicester Square, London, May 16, 2012 -- AFP
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Will Smith attends the UK premiere of 'Men in Black III,' Leicester Square, London, May 16, 2012 --  …

Always expect the unexpected on the red carpet - just ask Will Smith.

While arriving to the premiere of "Men in Black 3" in Moscow on Friday, Will slapped a reporter who, first, hugged him and then tried to kiss him.

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In the footage of the incident, obtained by TMZ, the "MiB" star is smiling on the red carpet and allows the reporter to hug him, before the young reporter - who is reportedly Ukrainian - tries to kiss Will on the face.

The star then pushes the reporter away and backhand slaps him on the cheek.

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"Come on, man. What the hell is your problem, buddy?" a stunned Will exclaims.

Will quickly brushes off the incident and continues to make his way down the red carpet with a smile, where he addressed the incident with the next reporter on the red carpet.

"He tried to kiss me on my mouth! He's lucky I didn't sucker punch him," Will is heard saying.

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According to TMZ, the reporter often tries to kiss stars as his "shtick."

CLICK HERE to see the footage of the incident!

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-- Eric Anderson

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