Hip-hop star Xzibit has blasted Will Smith for supporting the plight of internet music pirates - because his lucrative Hollywood career means he'll never have to worry about money made from his tunes.

The rapper is disgusted Smith hit out at musicians for allowing the increase in piracy to infuriate them, because the Men In Black hitmaker no longer depends on earnings from his music - unlike most established and aspiring stars.

Xzibit rants, "Will Smith gets 20 f***ing million dollars out of a f***ing movie. He doesn't care about how much money he makes with his records. It's the little guy, the up and coming, who suffer."

13/07/2004 09:24