Will.I.Am Says, “I Am The Most Hip-Hop Ni**a Out Of All These Hip-Hop Ni**as!”

- By Bossip Staff

Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas must be smoking that Boom Boom Pow. He told VIBE magazine that he is “probably the most hip-hop ni**a out of all these hip-hop ni**as!” Pop it to see him say some more ill isht.

Will.I.Am is having a Kanye moment. In a recent interview with VIBE, he didn’t just toot his own horn, he laid on that b*tch with both hands. Tooooooot! Toooooot!

Vibe asked Will if The Black Eyed Peas take hits for not being “real” hip hop and Will went in.

Will.i.am: I am hip-hop! If there’s anyone that’s the personification of hip-hop, I’m probably the most hip-hop ni**a out of all these hip-hop ni**as. But hip-hop editorial and blogs and even some of the hip-hop fans don’t see it that way, which is cool. I’m going to win. I’m going to win and win bigger than all these ni**as are winning. And they probably don’t see that. I’m winning regardless of what hip-hop thinks of what I am. I won’t shrivel up in a little ball and not continue to rock, rock planet rock, don’t stop just because a few people think the [Black Eyed Peas] is just a pop act.

I [always] knew I was going to move more into dance and club. That’s the reason I produced Nas’ “Hip Hop Is Dead.” People forgot that hip-hop was a bunch of things back in the days. Hip-hop was the Jungle Brothers’ “I’ll House You.” When someone is denying what they are, then that’s when things start to spiral down. Hip-hop is limiting itself and that also goes for editorially. Magazines and websites are the gatekeepers of what people think hip-hop is, but they actually end up limiting what hip-hop can be.

I can do a Talib Kweli track [“Hot Thing”] and Estelle’s “American Boy,” and co-write “Ordinary People” with John Legend and I’m still hip-hop. If Nas calls me for another track, I can do that. But at the same time, if Usher calls me I can do [an “OMG”] as well. Songs like “OMG” are international hits, not just hits on American urban radio. I’m talking about the f*cking world! And those kind of accomplishments don’t get you the cover of VIBE. I don’t need anyone to validate me. I am hip-hop.

He made some interesting points. Does the content always have to be gangstalicious to be considered hip-hop? Is Will.I.Am or Will.I.Am. not the hip-hoppiest of the bunch?


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  • what_am_iDoing

    Will I am (NOT)
    will never be hip hop. if it aint black it aint hip hop, and he doesnt do black tunes.

  • LuvN_Life

    WER All entitled to our opinion and who is your #1 fan . . .
    YoUrSELF. 🙂 🙂

  • http://stewartsynopsis.com/Site%20Index.htm We "Blacks" Are The REAL Hebrew Israelites

    Yes, Will. You also created the internet, the sun and sliced bread. Why stop at a horn, Will? Just toot the whole damn tuba.

  • GymCamelToe


  • LadyJNewYork

    LOL, smh…..LOL can’t stop laughing at his comments, LOL…….still laughing!! LOL

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    He’s cool. I like Will…

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  • princess peach

    good for you!…yawn

  • dee

    He’s weird but good at what he does.

  • TMoney253

    D*ck riding Obama!

  • drenk

    its funny how people give themselves titles, i always thought those are given to you, you dont claim them

  • Who

    Will can buy and sell you small bugs. You homo’s don’t see the bigger picture. He is international and you dummies are local as hell. He stays making giant moves why you all stay on house arrest. So wise up stupid and get your own and stop tearing down another Black man doing his thing. Who cares if he is pop. All of hip hop today blows big ones anyhow.

  • drenk


    check out symphony of science-glorious dawn by carl sagan, on yootoob, lemme know what you think of that

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    “I’ll House You.” i loved that song!! ^^ maybe we shouldn’t use that term in “mixed” company because it makes yt think it’s ok to use it but this is how i feel when it comes to the word n!@@a. ex: you have a bad ass, ugly, little brat and you hate to admit it but you know it’s true. it’s one thing for you to refer to your kid as a bad a$$ little brat but you would be pi$$ed if someone else said it right. even if you knew they were telling the truth. same difference. to me there is a difference between blk folk and n!@@as. hell sometimes certain situations call for regular blk folk to act like n!@@as lolol…


    Hip hop? Sh!t pop!

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS

    UM….. NO.

  • Jamaica

    A confident n*gga. Yes, that makes sense. smh.

  • rain

    i like him

  • Brother Man

    Will.I.Am speaks the truth. He does what every he wants and stunts on these h@#$. You favourite rapper who keeps its “real” is struggling to keep to make ends meet. Will.i.Am was discovered by Eazy E so you know he can spit for real. The Magazines he talks about are even struggling, vibes, the sources etc. Only the multigenre ones like complex are doing it big. Will.I.Am ftw

  • frank Dank

    Why are many Black folks so small minded? Saying he is weird,etc.
    Do you all have to be thugs? Why is when a Black person tries to step out of the small box that this world tries to place us in you idiots give your feathers in ruffled? You complain when White people stereotype us but you do the same damn thing yourselves. Open your minds and stop acting like sheep. There is no one type of way for Black people to act. Have you ever heard of Jimi Hendrix? Sly stone? Lenny Kravitz?

  • Injera70

    Well I think he is the man Break dances and makes sick beats and the lot. Peep his Sergio Mendez cd and tell me he not hip hop.

  • Tall Gyal

    I agree with Will about hip hop. I think it is becoming boxed in. It used to encompass so much more different styles back in the day. I don’t know about him being more hip hop than anyone else though. People usually put down what they don’t understand or what they can’t label. You can’t really put a label on Will, and that’s a good thing…keeps him working and paid.

  • L_DUB

    You can’t branch out into other genres and make garbage then claim to be the actual “GENRE” itself that you aren’t actually marketing to! Hip Hop is 2pac, Dr.Dre, B.I.G, Big L, Mobb Deep, even Will Smith if you want. This clown deosn’t make music like these artists, he even said it…..dance and club…..that aint hip hop

  • Sha

    guilt from selling out. u did kim hill grimey. 😛

  • myavatar

    @ Dee That is my Y! avatar…mean face and all! Lol!



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