Generous musician Will.i.am

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Black Eyed Pears rapper Will.i.am has revealed he has bought five houses for members of his family since becoming famous.

Will.i.am loves buying homes for his family do much he has purchased five.

The Black Eyed Peas rapper loves nothing better than sharing his wealth with those close to him, adding it is the thing he most enjoys about being a celebrity.

He said: "The best thing about fame is buying houses for my family. I've bought five so far. First I bought one for my mum, then one for my grandma. Now I'm moving my aunt and cousins out of the ghetto.

"I think it's something every kid dreams of - earning enough money to make a difference in the lives of those you love. I'm not ready to get married yet. I want to work on myself. I want to go to college and get a technology degree."

However, the 34-year-old musician admits fame can sometimes be hard to deal with, adding it all got too much for him at one point last year.

He explained to the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine: "I went graffiti spraying in my Bentley. At the start of 2008 I was feeling depressed, so I decided to head to the freeway to tag.

"I stopped under a bridge on Route 101 and wrote 'No' in big letters using a can of black paint. I'd almost finished when two cops arrived. I broke out running across the freeway, tripped and broke my fifth metatarsal bone."

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