Just call Austin Mahone the new “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”!
“Now, this is the story all about how” Austin Mahone became the next “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air!” Or, at least that’s what we’re gathering from the above photo. That ball cap! Those funky shorts! The bold shades! It screams something Will Smith‘s sitcom character would’ve worn while giving his “Uncle Phil” multiple aneurysms! Actually, if Austin IS trying to emulate the “Fresh Prince,” it’s kinda impressive — mostly because Austin has nailed the look, AND he was basically a newborn when the show went off the air in ’96.
Read more about Austin Mahone’s “Fresh Prince” look after the jump.
Pretty close, actually.
The “Heart In My Hand (Live On The Beach)” singer shared the photo on Instagram with the hashtag-friendly caption: “#PhotoshootFresh #AlbumReady.” Get the hint? Austin used the word “Fresh” as in “Fresh Prince”! (We’re very talented at deciphering hashtags.) And, if you’ll remember, this isn’t the first time Austin has paid homage to a rapper idol via outfits (remember Austin’s Lil Wayne impression?). So, bearing that in mind, we REALLY hope the “AlbumReady” hashtag implies that Austin’s going to sample or even cover Will Smith’s famous sitcom theme song on his forthcoming debut album! ‘Cause that’s DEF something we’d bust out the “Carlton Dance” for.
Photo credit: @austinmahone/Getty Images/NBC Universal