Will.I.Am, Common And John Legend Celebrate Young Voters
Billboard reports that Will.I.Am, T-Pain, Common and John Legend were out to support OurTime.org, a non-profit organization that encourages young people to vote. The event took place at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
When asked if he would become a politician, will.i.am said: “Nope. I like it from this angle.”
The event was one of several of will.i.am’s inaugural appearances. He was at the Candle Light Inaugural Ball and Green Inaugural Ball on Sunday and will be a guest at Obama’s public swearing in ceremony on Monday, as well as the Inaugural Ball later that day. He said it “feels good” to help out the Obama campaign.
He said: “This is important for the youth to realize how powerful they are and to stay active and stay informed, and go out when it’s time to vote. And not just for a presidential candidate, but for local government, too.“
Common began the live performances with “The People” and “Testify”. He danced and kissed a fan on the lips onstage with Beyonce’s “Party” in the background. He said to the crowd: “Just be whoever you are no matter what they say.” He returned later with John Legend, who played piano for “The Light”. Legend then performed “Green Light,” ”Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” and “Ordinary People.”
Other guests included Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, actress Sophie Bush and Arianna Huffington. T-Pain closed the show with performances of “Bartender” ”5 o’clock,” ”Good Life” and “Blame It.”