Larry King

Black Eyed Peas' co-creator Will.i.am sits down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to talk about his exciting new smart watch venture, what he thinks about Taylor Swift, why the media demonizes his friend Justin Bieber and why he's "disappointed" in President Obama, plus his desperate plea for the crisis in Ferguson.

Will.i.am revealed why he's "disappointed" in President Obama, whom he helped elect, “I’m not going to sit here and claim I’m the expert at politics. I don’t understand it. The idea of Obama was an amazing idea. The execution of it, how you executed—education reform to me should have been the first thing we should’ve been fighting for.” 

The singer/producer also admitted that he never would have expected to see the kind of success that Taylor Swift has seen in 2014. “First off, Taylor Swift is killing the game right now. What I mean by that is Taylor Swift is probably the hottest person in music right now. She’s the only one who had a platinum album this year. The first time in music industry that no one went platinum. No one sold a million copies. Just Taylor Swift.” Will.i.am also talked about his friend Justin Bieber being the "culprit" of the media, “some of it’s true, some of it is amplification and inflation.” He added that they capitalize on Bieber’s troubles to simply make money, “The media is a beast within itself, it feeds off of whatever it needs to feed off to sell advertisements.”

The artist also talked about developing Puls, his new smartwatch,“Right now, it’s like I’m married to the Puls,” and what he hopes to achieve, “I want to be walking through the airport and then someone goes like this [lifts arm] because they’re talking on the phone to their family members and say, ‘Oh my gosh, Will.i.am just passed me’ as I’m talking on the Puls.”