will.i.am Blackface Outfit Causes Backlash

September 13, 2010 By:
will.i.am Blackface Outfit Causes Backlash

Will.i.am showed up to the VMAS last night in a blackface and black leather jumpsuit, and it’s causing quite stir. He didn’t walk the white carpet, opting instead to save his surprise get-up for the ceremony.

He took the stage with Nicky Minaj to perform “Check It Out,” so all the millions of viewers could see the entire look. But he was reportedly slammed via Twitter for the blackface get-up.

But will.i.am responded to the backlash, saying, “1st. just because I where all black including head mask as expression and emphasize my outfit, it shouldn't be looked at as racial...”

“Let go of the past. there are far more important things 2 bark about. (Jobs, health, education) not a black man wearing all black everything.”

“Are you guys serious? my outfit set "black people back 100 yrs" choose your twits wisely. no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health.”

We don’t know how people could possibly interpret will.i.am’s wardrobe as racist, but we suppose they just needed someone to talk about! What do you think of the blackface outfit?