When you’re as distinguished and talented an artist as Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas, you have an extensive, enviable repertoire, you know? You have dozens upon dozens of powerful pieces to choose from at any given performance, and it’s up to you to decide which particular gift you want to give your audience. Tragically, Will has made the choice to retire one of his most well-known, most well-loved masterpieces, “My Humps.” Check out his official statement:
“It got to the point where we didn’t want to play ‘My Humps’ no more. You know, ’cause ‘I met a girl down at the disco,’ I just didn’t want to say that no more, lyrically. It wasn’t like my best lyrically, but it was fun. It wasn’t lyrical miracles, but the beat was rocking, so we throw the beat in there and just let the beat linger.”
I never knew that Will was so modest. “It wasn’t lyrical miracles,” please. When I hear Will ask that timeless question, “what you gonna do with all that ass, all that ass inside them jeans?” I weep. But, just as Van Gogh could not paint Starry Night for all his days, the Black Eyed Peas must move on to new artistic endeavors. I can only hope that they fill the lovely lady lump-shaped hole in my heart soon.