Will.I.Am Teams with Hillary Clinton


will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas will be directing a concert in Beijing later this year, it was announced today.

The rapper/producer met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington DC about the event, which will highlight the importance of educational and cultural ties between the U.S. and China.

will.I.am and other American and Chinese pop stars will be performing in support of President Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative.”

“In order to become responsible global citizens, young people need to experience the world around them,” will.i.am said. “Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.”

Article Courtesy of HipHopBlog.com