Will Smith Takes Control of a Charleston Rickshaw

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Actor Will Smith was spotted in downtown Charleston on Friday night. He was first seen at The Bar at Husk before making his way over to Husk's main building for a late dinner.

Holy City Sinner was in the Bar at Husk while Smith was in the restaurant, but spotted him on his way out. When Smith reached Queen Street, much to the delight of the small crowd gathered outside the restaurant, he hopped on the front of rickshaw and drove a woman down the street a few feet before turning back towards Husk. Smith posed for a few pictures before heading towards King Street.

Smith is well known for his roles in the Men In Black franchise, Independence Day, Bad Boys, Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, and the hit sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.



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  1. Kat 12 April, 2014 at 14:29 Reply

    Will is so funny! He did many things like this when he was in Charleston and Savannah shooting The Legend of Bagger Vance. LOVE HIM!

  2. Stokely 13 April, 2014 at 11:37 Reply

    Those are not called a rickshaw. It is a Pedicab. I know this because I am a Pedicab driver and I have to tell ignorant people all the time that I am not driving a rickshaw

    • Holy City Sinner 13 April, 2014 at 12:16 Reply

      Yikes, sorry to be so ignorant on the rickshaw vs. pedicab debate.
      On an unrelated note, you can expect an “anonymous” complaint to be filed against you for giving illegal downtown historic tours. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to say it was a pedicab tour, not a rickshaw one 🙂

    • Chelsea 13 April, 2014 at 13:08 Reply

      That’s weird the Interwebs says those 2 words are interchangeable. Which pedicab company do you work for and what is the difference between the 2… I must be ignorant as well.

      • Hano 14 April, 2014 at 10:25 Reply

        If you want to get into the specifics, rickshaw means human vehicle, the term used for centuries in Asia. ‘Pedicab’ is the newer, American term and translated directly it obviously means ‘foot vehicle.’ So there’s the difference. It’s kind of the same thing…

    • Oldcharleston 13 April, 2014 at 13:52 Reply

      Do you also leave your pedicab in loading zones, rip cigs in front of A/C’s, and drive like a jackass? If so, you might be a rickshaw/pedicab driver

      • [email protected] 13 April, 2014 at 14:23 Reply

        Probably not old Chraleston. Likely a trust fund carpetbagger that has never put in 8 hrs of labor. Not defending Stokely,he was somewhat rude.However, read into his comment a little. He is saying rickshaws are known for the driver running and pedicabs are better known as a bike.That simple. Ease up with the quick retalliation.

    • An Actual Driver 13 April, 2014 at 14:22 Reply

      To the pedicab expert: we know the vehicle is a pedicab, but we call them Rickshaws to differentiate from the other two companies in town (Pedicab and Bike Taxi). Also don’t care where you work, I guarantee you don’t ride as hard as we do.

    • rilj 13 April, 2014 at 18:59 Reply

      Rickshaw transportation has been a round for many years. I personality know one of the owners of the rickshaw transportation company in North Carolina and he is not ashmaned to be known as a rickshaw. Rickshaw name has been around for many years. Don’t mudbup there name.

    • M. Ellen 13 April, 2014 at 23:28 Reply

      You seem very judgemental. Most people would not know what they are called unless they lived there or drove a pedicab (Rickshaw). Lighten up.Those so called ignorant people are paying your salary. Be thankful for this.

    • Anonymous 13 April, 2014 at 13:58 Reply

      Let me help you guys here as a former rider (2003-2008). Blue bikes are charleston pedicab co., white bikes are charleston rickshaw co. So the initial post is correct. He is on a charleston rickshaw (white bike)

    • M. Ellen 13 April, 2014 at 23:36 Reply

      Ryan, why are they f-ing stupid. I have rode one in Charleston several times and really enjoyed them. It does depend on the driver. I was
      lucky enough to have had a wonderful driver all 3 times. I guess they aren’t for everyone.

    • Anonymous 14 April, 2014 at 10:28 Reply

      These pedicab people take their careers very seriously, I mean they went to college and got a liberal arts degree for this okay. Let’s respect.

  3. Dwight 13 April, 2014 at 23:22 Reply

    This turned from a pretty rad post about will smith and his engaging in some good ‘ole charleston fun, to a debate about the credibility of every screaming: pedicab v. Rickshaw. Cool article and who cares what the three-wheeled bike bolted to a cab is called??!!

  4. joey Mama 14 April, 2014 at 11:44 Reply

    YUCK> No one like Wills anymore after being weird and turning to Scientology, buying a Scientology school, and running into the ground. Sorry Will. You stink. Flunk.

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