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May 16th, 2011 10:47pm EDT

Will SmithWill Smith is baffled by the controversy surrounding the location of the massive trailer he has been calling home while shooting Men in Black III on the streets of New York, insisting it's the same mobile home he's always used when filming in the city.

The Hollywood star is currently shooting the sci-fi blockbuster in Manhattan, but he hit headlines last week after residents in the Soho district complained about the sizeable eyesore parked outside their homes.

The two-storey trailer, which features a cinema, a lounge bar and offices, as well as a full-sized kitchen, large bedroom and bathroom, had to be moved after Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded into the debate and demanded Smith relocate to a private parking lot, half a mile away from the movie set.

But Smith can't get his head around the scandal - because the public has never taken issue with it before.

In an interview with his former manager, Russell Simmons, on GlobalGrind.com, Smith says, "I don't really understand the controversy. Men in Black 1 and 2 and Hitch used the same trailer, in the same place. In fact, we use it every time."

And rap mogul Simmons has publicly shown his support for Smith - he's titled the blog post, 'If I Was Will Smith, I Wouldn't Move My Trailer One Inch'.

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