Will Smith is giving his side of the story about the slap seen around the world.

While appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman," the "Men In Black III" star explained why he smacked a reporter who tried to kiss him at the film's Moscow premiere.

"It's just awkward, Dave" a laughing Smith told Letterman on Tuesday night. He then added that it's the reporter's shtick and "that’s why his ass got schtuck.”

Check out the original video again here -- does Will's explanation work for you? Sound off below!

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