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will.i.am speaks at student event

will.i.am made a fleeting visit to the U.K. on Thursday (12Jul12) to give a motivational talk and performance at a special education event.

The Black Eyed Peas star jetted into Britain from mainland Europe and headed to the Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey for the EF Summeranza, held by the Education First organisation for its language students.


will.i.am performed a DJ set at the event, and also sat down for a question and answer session with youngsters on the program.


The rapper talked about his career as well as his own time as a student, declaring, "I took school seriously, I was a nerd!"


He left the U.K. early on Friday (13Jul12) and told his Twitter.com followers, "I'm chugging off back to france now... it was a short stay... but I needed it... I was having a bit of UK withdraws (sic)..."