The staggering U.S. economy is not helping people keep their homes but an artist might help them do just that.
will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas told “The Sun” that he will be launching a new business called the “i.am.home Mortgage Relief Program” that will help people who are facing foreclosure of homes.
“I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can’t pay the mortgage,” the 35-year-old rapper/producer told The Sun in an interview.
The people who are being supported by this program are debt-free and do not have to pay the star back.
“But we’ve had some hiccups,” the rapper said. “There was one lady whose home we rescued and found her a job at a hospital. Then she didn’t show up to work on her first day and got fired.”
will.i.am, who sold 28 million records with the super group, Black Eyed Peas, is also working on producing the legendary rock band U2’s next album.
Many are skeptical about what the new album will sound like. will.i.am is known for “My Humps,” and “Boom Boom Pow,” which are dramatically different from the sounds of the Irish rock band.
“There’s only one type of music and that’s good music,” he said in the interview, “no matter what genre. Bono is one of those guys who sees it that way and there’s no right or wrong.”