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Will.I.Am responds to his MTV VMA critics via ‘Sesame Street’ video

HollywoodNews.com: PBS recently released a “Sesame Street” clip of Will.I.Am singing, in what is being perceived to be the singer’s response to critics of his controversial MTV Video Music Awards appearance.

Two days ago, the Black Eyed Peas’ front man appeared in the Video Music Awards pre-show in an Astro Boy-style head piece with black make up on. The media and public promptly blasted the singer for paying homage to 19th century racist minstrel shows in which white actors wore blackface.

Will.I.Am sings “What I Am” in the “Sesame Street” teaser for its 41st season. Daily News believes that the lyrics of the song seemed to be directed at his critics:”I’m going to keep my head up high…nothing’s going to bring me down,” he sings alongside Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo.

“1st. just because I where [sic] all black including head mask as expression and emphasize my outfit, it shouldn’t be looked at as racial…,” Will.I.Am. tweeted. “my outfit set ‘black people back 100 yrs’ choose your twits wisely. no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health.”

Will.i.am kicks off “Sesame Street” with comedienne Wanda Sykes on Sept. 28.

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