Will.i.am Staying Busy During Black Eyed Peas Hiatus

The MC-producer talks up his new show on ABC.

Posted: 08/13/2011 10:58 AM EDT

Chart-topping hip-hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas may be on hiatus, but frontman Will.i.am says he's staying busy.

 

In an interview with L.A. Weekly, the MC/producer/tight-pants-wearer said he's taking a year off from the group to work on his new TV show on ABC, i.am.FIRST: Science Is Rock & Roll, which he described as "a science fair and rock concert all mashed up together." The show is a collaboration between Will and science advocacy program FIRST. "Willow Smith is performing; there's kids building robots," Will said. "Justin Bieber, Bono, Jack Black and Justin Timberlake give their testimonials on what science means to them."


He went on to say he's also using the BEP break "to work with Justin Bieber, with Usher, to work on my solo projects and movies. I'm going, I ain't stopping. They just turned on a fire hose. All my water used to go into Black Eyed Peas cups, but now that's water's going everywhere."

 

Get your galoshes—Will.i.am water is flooding the streets! i.am.FIRST: Science Is Rock & Roll airs this Sunday on ABC at 7 p.m.

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