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Will.I.Am Goes Blackface For VMAs (Video)

Posted By on September 13, 2010

     The Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.I.Am recently made headlines as he performed, along-side the new first-lady of Young Money Nicki Minaj, in complete blackface. Check out the two stars and their Video Music Awards performance below along with Nicki Minaj's cover of the upcoming issue of "Out" magazine (plus of course her "road to the vmas" commercial).

Back in black? 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's 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). (Us Magazine)

will.i.am, Nicki Minaj – blackface performance at vmas


BONUS – Nicki Minaj Covers "Out" Magazine

Extra Bonus Footage / Previously

Nicki Minaj – Road To The VMAs