Nicki Minaj – Your Love/Check It Out (feat. will.i.am) 2010 VMA Pre-Show Live
Will.i.am Slammed for Blackface VMA Performance
When Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.i.am joined Nicki Minaj during the VMA pre-show Sunday, outraged fans slammed the 35-year-old rapper for appearing in blackface.
“Will.i.am. wearing blackface!? What a racist!” fakeart123 tweeted.
Adds TSCMoncton, “Anyone notice that Will.i.am painted himself in blackface? I sure hope there’s some kind of meaning behind a stunt like that.”
Blackface — which first gained popularity during the 19th century — typically promotes racist stereotypes toward African Americans.
In addition to his face paint, Will.i.am wore head-to-toe black (including a shiny hair piece in the shape of a side-mohawk).
“Will.i.am just sent us back 1,000 yrs… Really sir, #Blackface in front the grey ppl!” IAm_Danie wrote of his appearance.
Snipes FrankieVtotheD, “And what the hell is going on with Will.i.am? Did he take a dip in the Gulf before the show? I didn’t know blackface was back in style.”
Will.i.am says he has discovered music’s next international superstar. And her name is Kelis.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman and producer, currently on the road for his group’s E.N.D. tour, tells VIBE the veteran performer has a chance to become a transcendent figure beyond her days as the trend-setting it-girl who scored such hits late â€˜90s and early ’00 hits as “Caught Out There,” “Milkshake,” and “Bossy.” These days, Kelis has been in the news for her bitter and very public divorce with hip hop icon Nas. Continue reading →
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