The actor/rapper will receive the Generation Award.
The 2016 MTV Awards will honor the legacy of Will Smith, presenting him with the Generation Award!
Comedian Kevin Hart and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who took to Instagram to share the “exclusive announcement," will host this year’s show.
The Rock captions the debonair Men in Black actor’s photo:
“HOST EXCLUSIVE! WILL SMITH is our @MTV Generation Award recipient. When I first broke into Hollywood 15yrs ago, all I wanted to do was learn the business and put in the hard work to have a career like his. It's a real privilege to honor you my friend. #WeAreStillPuttinInTheWork#BigWillieStyle #MovieAwards#GenerationAward.”
Smith, who has also hosted an MTV Movie Awards show (1994) is a 17-time MTV Movie Award nominee, and has taken home the Golden Popcorn five times.
The 2016 MTV Awards air Sunday, April 10.