Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am took the opportunity during the band's performance during last night's Super Bowl halftime show to insert a little self expression into the festivities.
During the group's performance of "Where is the Love," the singer interjected: "In America we need to get things straight / Obama, let's get these kids educated / Create jobs so the country stays stimulated."
The Black Eyed Peas also performed their rendition of Guns and Roses' "Sweet Child o'Mine," with Fergie singing the lead.
This is not the first time Will.I.Am has tried to make a political statement. During the 2008 presidential campaign between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, Will.I.Am led a star-studded cast in creating a YouTube sensation, "Yes We Can" music video espousing Obama's campaign theme of change. Watch the video below:
Also in Super Bowl news ... Christina Aguilera also made headlines for flubbing the lyrics to the national anthem. Instead of "o'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming", she sang, "what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming." In a statement released by her publicist, Aguilera explained what happened: "I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place," the singer said in a statement. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through." Did you notice the mistake? Watch: Despite the flub, Christina sang beautifully and her rendition brought tears to the football players' eyes and to the millions of viewers watching.
Will.I.Am isn't the only entertainer who believes that the United States education system needs improvements. Grammy winner Patti Austin also believes that the country needs to make changes in their school systems. As an advocate for mentorship, Patti headlined our Find Your Gift event at Harlem Academy. Patti along with "American Idol" music Director Ray Chew and advocate and educator William Mayer addressed students on "Finding Your Gift" -- achieving self-awareness of your unique abilities and harnessing them in a world that's as competitive as ever. For more daily expert updates, follow genConnect on Twitter and Facebook. For more article by our experts, sign up for genConnect.com.