Will.i.am Can’t Remember Any Of The Black Eyed Peas’ Ridiculous Lyrics

Jun 10th, 2011 // 7 Comments

Though the Black Eyed Peas concert with Taylor Swift in Central Park was cancelled last night due to thunderstorms, the rain isn’t the only thing keeping the BEP down. While performing with Stromae on a mashup of his Euro hit “Alors On Danse” and the group’s “Don’t Stop The Party” (from their LP The Beginning) on French TV show Taratata, will.i.am took a giant professional leap backward by taking out his Blackberry and reading the lyrics to the song right off his phone. See below.

We love how he even needs to peek at his phone to remember to sing “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t”.

We’re trying to think of reasons why this would be an acceptable thing to do on live TV (er, jet lag made him forget the lyrics?), but really, there’s no excuse for this. Will.i.am wrote the song, and it’s been around for quite some time, you’ve already performed it on television, and honestly, why is he even concerned about getting the words just right when he could basically rattle off any inane non-sequiturs about partying and no one would be able to tell that those aren’t the real lyrics?

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

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  1. David Lee Roth used to do it all the time. Just carry a bottle of whiskey on stage and forgetting the lyrics becomes comedy!

  2. iMoon

    u haters! u only write about bad things about BEP, u never say something good about them, if u don’t like them don’t write anymore about them. ppl are jealous on him coz is a frickin GENIUS. and what if he forgot the lyrics? he’s human

  3. Sniff

    If only people could forget the Black Eyed Peas as easily as he forgets the lyrics.

  4. Nyan

    You know, sometimes it would be hard to remember lyrics from a song when you’ve have written so many. He’s human. Just because he’s a star doesn’t mean he has to be perfect. Oh and by the way, stop being so negative about the Black Eyed Peas. If Lady Gaga did something like this, you would probably defend her saying that she has so much on her mind, she just forgot the lyrics temporarily.

  5. takakupo

    I disagree with this sentiment ferociously. While BEP’s has certainly become more of a pop mess with meaningless lyrics and bubblegum attitudes, there’s still no denying their prowess in musicality and technological instruments. Not only that, but their past albums show an express determination to be meaningful when they want to be (Elephunk’s “Where is the Love” is a contemporary generational anthem of inner and outwardly peace, while Monkey Business shows off Apple de App’s softer side on one of his own tracks). So I wish for meaning in their songs just as much as you do but even if one doesn’t like their current album, the group uses a diverse amount of musical genres to please that person eventually.

  6. maybe he was reading a message from one of his bitches

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