US rapper will.i.am is the voice of new Expo 2020 Dubai ad

Will.i.am is a member of the Black Eyed Peas band. (AFP)
Updated 14 October 2019

US rapper will.i.am is the voice of new Expo 2020 Dubai ad

DUBAI: Expo 2020 revealed US rapper will.i.am is the voice of the latest advertisement for the event that is set to run from Oct. 20 until April 10, 2021 in Dubai. 

In the ad, which features the development of technology, the Black Eyed Peas artist says, “You weren’t there when humans conquered fire, when they wore animal skin attire or invented the bicycle tire. You weren’t there when they created algebra, built the pyramids in Giza or painted the Mona Lisa. You weren’t there when they first made paper or built the amphitheatre, when they calculated gravity or made flying a reality.”

The 44-year-old star states several historical contributions made in technology that changed our word.

“But you could be there and with your own eyes witness new acts of human genius,” he says. “Be there to see the alliance of art, music, fashion and science. See a futuristic festival filled with ideas new and radical, performances magical, in a six-month-long spectacle. This, you can’t afford to miss. It’s the best of human kind and the greatest show of our time.”


US rapper Kanye West to pay college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

Kanye West has also donated $2 million toward helping fund the families and legal teams contesting the deaths of African Americans Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. (AFP)
Updated 14 min 25 sec ago

US rapper Kanye West to pay college tuition for George Floyd’s daughter

DUBAI: US rapper Kanye West on Thursday pledged to set up a college fund for the daughter of George Floyd, the African American who died at the hands of police.

Floyd’s longtime friend and former NBA (National Basketball Association) star Stephen Jackson shared a touching video this week on Instagram of Floyd’s daughter Gianna being carried on her uncle’s shoulders, smiling, and saying, “Daddy changed the world.”

According to CNN, father-of-four, West, has also donated $2 million toward helping fund the families and legal teams contesting the deaths of African Americans Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and supporting black-owned businesses in crisis in his native Chicago and other cities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Over recent days, the streets of New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Paris, and more have witnessed celebrities and influencers standing together in solidarity with black communities.  

Meanwhile, other stars, such as 42-year-old West, have taken to their social media platforms to demand justice and draw attention to various organizations which help low-income protesters pay bail, or donation pages that directly benefit the family members of victims.

Earlier this week, Iraqi-American beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan and actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated a hefty sum amid the #BlackLivesMatter protests.