Will.i.am Denies He Was Set For New Year's Eve Show in Brazil
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.30.2013
He never signed on...
Amidst reports that he has canceled an appearance at a New Year's Eve show in Brazil, will.i.am is stepping forward to set the record straight. Billboard reports that the Black Eyed Peas member has denied reports that he canceled the scheduled apperance at the Copacabana New Year's show in Rio, because he had never signed on in the first place.
The singer's manager said in a statement, "will.i.am and his management [representatives] received an invitation for will.i.am to perform at a New Year's Eve event on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During discussions about the invitation, the event producer expressed an intention to televise the concert. will.i.am's management team requested certain staging elements be added for the show in order to accommodate his televised performance. These staging elements were not confirmed, so no agreement to perform was ever reached."
He added that will.i.am "apologizes to his fans for confusion caused as the result of the unauthorized and premature external discussion of his involvement."