TIL Benny Medina created The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air after growing up poor in East LA. His life changed when he befriended a rich white teenager, whose family lived in Beverly Hills and allowed Medina to live with them. Medina decided to change the rich white family to a rich black family.

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  1. Now I have that song playing in my head. When I was young I didn’t realize that we were low income. That’s just how everyone was around me growing up in a working class LA suburb. Fast forward 20 years later and I’m doing pretty well for myself going to USC, and one day I drove through Bel Air and I thought to myself that no one needs houses this big.

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