Erin Strecker
May 23, 2012 AT 02:15 PM EDT

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By now you’ve probably seen the viral video of Will Smith at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3, where a Ukrainian journalist asked Smith for a hug and then attempted to give him an open-mouth kiss, and Smith briefly lost his famous cool.

Last night, Smith addressed the incident on Late Night with David Letterman, telling Letterman: “It’s just awkward, Dave.” The consummate entertainer was game to laugh things off, and the audience seemed to be laughing with him. He explained he was later told this journalist’s “shtick” was kissing unsuspecting celebs (as EW reported, this is the same “journalist/prankster” who was responsible for Hydrangea-gate last year.)

Let the Fresh Prince explain something to you: That may be his schtick, but “that’s why his ass got schtuck.”

Watch the interview below:

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