News: Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am Robbed In Los Angeles
Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 8:58AM
The Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am was reportedly robbed for over $10,000 in valuables earlier this week in California.
According to reports, the incident took place Monday (June 21) evening.
Will.i.am's ride got boom boom pow'd in the Hollywood Hills Monday night -- according to law enforcement sources, bad guys broke into the rapper's Bentley and jacked over $10,000 worth of stuff. TMZ has learned the Black Eyed Peas star made the shocking discovery himself and called the police to file a report. According to sources, the loot included jewelry and several of the singer's personal items. We're told cops are hot on the trail of the bad guys -- and some of the stolen property has already been recovered. (TMZ)
Aside from the incident, Will has been working with his newly signed R&B artist, Kelis.
"Kelis has always been a best kept secret," Will said in an interview. "The cool people know Kelis. But the majority of people just know 'Milkshake.'...I would like Kelis to show she's an international sensation. She can be big. A lot of people think big is being on the radio or that being big is having a show in London, France and sometimes Japan. But that ain't international...that's just three countries. The Black Eyed Peas are big; the Black Eyed Peas are international. I think Kelis can be that big. As big as the Peas. A lot of time rappers have these labels and they don't let their artist become bigger than them. I've proven that's not me. Fergie is huge. When Fergie blew up she was bigger than me! I believe Kelis can do the same." (VIBE)
Kelis has also credited Will for helping her music career over the years.
"Will and I worked on my last album together, and I love the fact that -- a lot of producers don't know music. They might know the genre that they're doing, but he's great because he has a really vast knowledge of music," Kelis told MTV News about her new boss. "There's not a song you can mention or an era of music that you can mention that he doesn't know about or doesn't understand what made it that [successful]. I think that's the key in trying to do something fresh." (MTV)
His latest group project has remained on the sales charts for over a year.
Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) slid four slots to No. 19 with 19,100. With 54 weeks to their name, the group's latest effort rests at 2,609,000 sold records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
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