Will.i.am says he’ll move to the UK if Donald Trump wins the US presidency

Will.i.am says he would seriously consider moving to Britain if Donald Trump wins the race to the White House.

The controversial billionaire is the Republican-elect in the upcoming US election, and Will.i.am told Graham Norton he hates the prospect of ‘President Trump’.

He said: “I’ve been thinking about (moving here) because I love the UK so much. I practically live here now and if Trump is for real, I’m British all the way!”

He also revealed that Michael Jackson called Prince a ‘meanie’ after the late Purple Rain singer goaded him at one of his concerts.

The Black Eyed Peas singer gave an insight into the long-term rivalry between Michael and Prince as he recalled a ‘magnificent’ night out with Michael and comedian Chris Tucker watching Prince live in Las Vegas.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was upset by Prince’s actions (Joel Ryan/AP/PA)


Will explained: “Prince steps off the stage and plays the bass in Michael’s face.

“Michael invites me over for breakfast the next day and the first words he says as he opens the door are ‘Why was Prince playing the bass in my face?’

“When I said he was just being nice, Michael said ‘No, he’s always been a meanie.’”

Late musician Prince (John Shearer/IAP)
Late musician Prince was a ‘meanie’ according to Jacko (John Shearer/IAP)


Paying tribute to both on The Graham Norton Show, he said: “Bless their hearts, they were both so passionate and we have lost some great musicians.”

Will.i.am confirmed that the cache of songs he recorded with Michael would never be released.

He said: “No. Especially with an artist like Michael Jackson – without him guiding it, it’s not my right to do it. He was a friend, so I wouldn’t do that.”


The Voice coach said he’d move to the UK if Trump won the US presidency (Matt Crossick/PA)

The Graham Norton Show screens on BBC One on Friday, May 13 at 10.35pm.

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