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Redfoo Talks Growing Up With will.i.am: “He Was The Best Freestyler”

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LMFAO‘s Redfoo recently visited B96/Chicago to premiere his new solo single “Bring Out The Bottles.” He also talked about growing up with will.i.am, writing songs with Carly Rae Jepsen and his relationship with Sky Blu.

Redfoo went to high school with the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am and recalled the early days.

“will.i.am was the same dude in school. He had the same haircut he has now called ‘The Gumby’ and he used to wear baggy pants,” Redfoo said. “He was a dancer and he was the best freestyler. I was a beat boxer, and we always had a connection. I actually have some recordings that I might have to dig up.”

Besides making his own music, Redfoo has written tracks for Pitbull and produced songs for Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album. Foo shared the first time he ran into Carly.

“I met her at the airport. She has the number one song in the country, and she was by herself with five bags! I was confused and I said, ‘You need some help with your bags?’ Then she looked and was like ‘Redfoo!’ We just talked about music and all that stuff,” he said.

The two exchanged numbers and began collaborating.

“On the phone I said, ‘I got something for you’ and came with an idea, and she finished part of the idea and we finished the song mostly over the phone.”

Since LMFAO have gone their separate ways for now, Redfoo shared how his solo career is shaping up.

“It’s funny because people sometimes come up and say, ‘Hey, where’s your guy Sky Blu? And I’m like ‘I don’t know, why don’t you check his Twitter?’ We don’t talk that much, but we’re definitely still family,” he said. “We got nominated for a GRAMMY for ‘Sexy and I Know It,’ so we’re gonna be kicking it there. We’re on separate tracks, and I’m all over the world. We’re two men. We’ve got our own ideas.”

-Danielle Clasing, B96/Chicago

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