Black Eyed Peas talk Super Bowl, jetpack, wardrobe malfunctions with Beatweek
February 5, 2011 by Beatweek
Will the Black Eyed Peas have any wardrobe malfunctions during tonight’s Super Bowl halftime show? Are they really planning to break out a jetpack? No and maybe, respectively, according to Peas co-founder Apl.de.ap, who spoke with Beatweek about his band’s plans for their world spotlight performance at the nation’s biggest annual sporting event. On the subject of Super Bowl wardrobe malfunctions, which famously got Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake (and CBS) in hot water a few years back, Apl says “We learned not to do that from past performances that we’ve witnessed.” As far as what the Black Eyed Peas actually have planned for their performance, which is likely to include hits from their new album The Beginning and their previous hit record The E.N.D., he quipped that if “my jetpack doesn’t run out of gas, I think we’re alright.” When asked to confirm whether there will really be a jetpack involved, Apl simply laughed and quipped “We’ve got something really special.” Viewers can find out for themselves when Apl.de.ap and his Black Eyed Peas bandmates Will.i.am, Fergie, and Taboo perform during halftime of the Super Bowl on FOX, as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers go at it.
Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas spoke at length with Beatweek on a variety of topics in our recent interview.