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Will.I.Am

  • William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am (pronounced will-eye-AM) and occasionally his other stage name Zuper Blahq, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actor, and producer
  • Will.I.Am rose to fame as a frontman and co-founder of the hit hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with rappers apl.de.ap, Taboo, and later added member, R&B singer Fergie
  • As a producer, he has produced with artists such as Cheryl Cole, Daddy Yankee and Usher, as well as several tracks for Michael Jackson, which will be released on Jackson's forthcoming posthumous album
  • William James Adams, Jr. was born and raised in the projects of East Los Angeles
  • He never met his father,[2] William Adams, Sr., and grew up with his mother, Debra
  • Adams' mother encouraged him to be unique and to avoid conforming to the tendencies of the other youth in his L.A. neighborhood
  • She also encouraged him to begin working on his musical career by sending him to school in Pacific Palisades
  • While attending Palisades Charter High School, Adams became best friends with Allan Lindo (stage name apl.de.ap), also a future member of The Black Eyed Peas
  • He first started acting alongside the rest of the members of The Black Eyed Peas in the commercial series "Instant Def" to advertise Snickers
  • In January 2008, will.i.am wrote a song, "Yes We Can", in support of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign of Barack Obama, which in turn became a music video directed by Jesse Dylan
  • On November 4, 2008, will.i.am spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper about his support for then-Senator Obama using CNN's 'hologram' technology
  • On June 22, 2009, blogger Perez Hilton accused will.i.am and his entourage of assaulting him in Toronto after the MuchMusic Video Awards, a charge will.i.am denied in a video posted on his blog
  • From his account, Hilton was rude to Fergie and will.i.am confronted the blogger. will.i.am gave his account on his blog
  • Since the incident, will.i.am has received support from a variety of other celebrities including Josh Duhamel, John Mayer, Tila Tequila, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Zac Efron, Breckin Meyer and Jimmy Kimmel

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