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Will.i.am message to Obama at Super Bowl

In Breaking News, Celebrity News, EOTM News on February 11, 2011 at 4:35 am

By: Jimmy Baker

For those who missed the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night, tucked in between Green Bay’s domination of Pittsburgh (sorry Steelers fans), in the midst of the Black Eyed Pea musical extravaganza was a direct message from a member of the group, Will.i.am, to President Obama.  As Super Bowl shows go, this one was OK.  I’m not a Black Eyed Peas fan, but the music was pretty good.  The large numbers of electrically lit dancers were also impressive.  (Although what was the carbon footprint of all those lights?)

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What really caught my attention though was when Will.i.am spoke directly to President Obama in the midst of the song “Where is the Love?”  Will.i.am’s new lyrics were:

“In America we need to get things straight / Obama, let’s get these kids educated / Create jobs so the country stays stimulated.”

Will.i.am’s disappointment is important to note because the singer is a longtime supporter of President Obama.  In January 2008, he wrote a song, “Yes We Can,” to support the Obama campaign.  The song, which contains lines from Obama speeches, became a celebrity-filled music video.  In February 2008, he released a second video, “We Are the Ones,” which featured still more celebrities chanting Obama’s name.  Two more songs, “It’s a New Day” and “America’s Song,” were written to celebrate Obama’s inauguration.



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