will.i.am records in the Louvre

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 April 2013


will.i.am recorded part of a new song in front of the Mona Lisa after being granted permission to enter the famous Louvre museum in France at 2am

will.i.am recorded part of a new song in front of the Mona Lisa.

The Black Eyed Peas singer was granted permission to enter Paris' Louvre museum at 2am to record a track entitled 'Smile Mona Lisa' in front of the famed Leonardo da Vinci painting.

He said: "That song touches me because I recorded a large portion of that song inside the Louvre, next to Mona Lisa's picture.

"They let me go in to record the guitars for that song. I wanted to capture the ambience of the Louvre, that Mona Lisa lives in. That was exciting, to walk through the Louvre at 2am with the manager."

Meanwhile, the 'Scream & Shout' hitmaker has been accused of ripping off a track for his new single 'Let's Go', a collaboration with Chris Brown.

Producers Matt Zo and Arty claim the song sounds identical to 'Rebound', a dance track they worked on,insisting no one approached their record label, Anjunabeats, to clear sampling from the track.

Arty wrote on Twitter: "They never cleared rights through (trance label) Anjunabeats... who ownes (sic) the rights for 'Rebound'."

While will.i.am has yet to comment on the claims, Chris was quick to lash out.

He tweeted: "I don't even know who mat zo Or arty is? I ain't got s**t to do wit if ur mad or not. Someone asked for a feature on a record and I did it. (sic)"


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