Ding dong! Round two of Will.i.am and Kanye West’s feud has started…
Will has lashed out at the rapper for announcing he was running for President of the United States, calling it “dangerous”.
The Voice Kids coach says of Kanye’s move: “Whatever! It’s a dangerous thing to be playing with.
“If you’re not serious, you don’t play with that, especially now.”
In 2018, Will.i.am said Kanye’s comments about slavery, which he claimed was a “choice”, was “one of the most ignorant statements that anybody who came from the hood could ever say about their ancestors”.
The 45-year-old Black Eyed Peas singer said he doesn’t need to run for president to effect change in the world, revealing he is already making a massive difference to children’s lives.
He explains: “There are so many ways to help our communities other than politics and you don’t have to run for office to change people’s lives for the better.
“For the past 11 years, I went back to the ghetto where I’m from and started a school. I started with 65 kids – now I have 720 kids and growing.
“Our kids have gone off to colleges they probably never thought, or anyone thought, they’d go to – like Dartmouth, Brown, Stanford, UCLA – studying things you probably never thought they would study, like bioscience, engineering, autonomy, robotics and computer science.
"So you don’t have to be a politician to protect the youth.
“Politics, nah. I’d rather do what I do, and do as much as I can.”