Will.i.am put on a smiley face on about his six Grammy nominations to RadarOnline.com‘s special correspondent, Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole, caught up with the Black Eyed Peas front man at the Gillette Uncut film series at the Grammys Museum in Los Angeles Thursday, where the humble pop superstar told us how he responds to well-wishing texters over the nominations.
“I’m just smiley facing everyone,” the Boom Boom Pow singer told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “They send me texts and I just smiley face them.”
Speaking of faces, we asked Will.i.am about the nervousness of playing to huge, sold-out venues, a task him and the Peas have achieved countless times in the past decade.
“You don’t really see faces; you just see a crowd,” the I Got It From My Mama singer said, adding that he actually gets nervous playing to smaller crowds.
Said Will.i.am: “100 people, 50 people — that’s nerve wracking.”
RadarOnline.com also caught up with The All-American Rejects and Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, who are also featured in the Gillette documentary series.
All-American Rejects singer Tyson Ritter shared a great rock and roll anecdote about the band before they hit the Billboard charts.
Ritter told us that at one time, all four band members lived together in a studio apartment in “two bunk beds living in [a] one-bedroom apartment.
“One night,” he said, “we had all four cylinders rocking.”