Will.i.am Moving To Brazil

Will.i.am Moving To Brazil

After his role in the animated film Rio, the Black Eyed Peas' frontman is inspired to relocate.

Published April 7, 2011

Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am is making a move, inspired by a movie. The rapper/producer told contactmusic.com that he's relocating to Brazil. The decision to move comes at the same time as his role in the animated film Rio, in which Will plays Pedro, a red cardinal.

"I'm signing the papers on Thursday. I bought a place in Baja, about 40 minutes from here," says Will.i.am. "The reason I'm moving there instead of here in Rio is because I have a friend there who will be my neighbor. That's the only reason why - I don't want to move to a place where I don't know people." 

Although the film has helped grow his appreciation for the country, he's always been a fan. "I don't know how to express how much I love Brazil more than I have in the past, but my love for Brazil came from my travels back and forth working with the Black Eyed Peas and my good friend, Sergio Mendes.

 

(Photo:  Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup)

Written by Kim Osorio

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