More than a decade after recording their platinum-selling single, The Black Eyed Peas are once again asking “Where Is the Love?”
Will.I.Am, Fergie, aple.de.ap and Taboo reunited to "reimagine" the 2003 hit, with help from their peers including, Justin Timberlake, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger, DJ Khaled, and Jaden Smith.
Proceeds from the song will benefit Will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation, which offers college scholarships and funding for education programs.
"It's important that we pay attention to what's going on in society," Will.i.am said in video shared on ATTN, a media platform dedicated to social and political issues.
"And it's very important that we pay attention to what's not happening in communities," he continued. "In particular lack of investing in a child’s education."
According to the Black Eyed Peas frontman, the inspiration for the new version of "Where Is the Love" has been brewing for the last several months.
"I remember when the Paris attack happened, people would say, we need 'Where Is the Love?' again," the Los Angeles native told Rolling Stone. "And then Belgium happened. And then Turkey, and then Orlando then Philando [Castille], and Alton [Sterling] before him, and then Dallas. Everyone was calling on us, like, 'we need that song again.'"
Will.i.am added that he hopes the song inspires millennials "to go all out."
"Scream from the tallest mountain," he said." Care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk."
The GRAMMY winner has long been vocal about social topics. Hear his views on Hollywood’s role in fueling gun violence in the ET flashback video below.