will.i.am covers his face in a tinted visor while walking the carpet at the 2016 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 2) in New York City.
Other music stars at the event included Diplo and Nas.
FYI: will.i.am is wearing a Gucci black satin peak lapel Marseille tuxedo with silver embroidered detail, black evening shirt and black patent leather lace up shoes. Diplo is wearing a Calvin Klein Collection cypress wool silk tuxedo, cypress shirt and black satin tie. Nas is wearing a Public School tuxedo and Lorraine Schwartz diamond brooches and diamond and blue sapphire ring.
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Major Lazer just dropped the music video for their “Light It Up (Remix)” featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG and you can watch right here!
The track is the latest single off the production trio’s – Diplo, Switch, and Jillionaire – album Peace Is the Mission, which is available now.
“The whole sentiment of this Major Lazer track is about overcoming negativity and sadness, coming together, and rising up in dance to ‘Light It Up’,” director Sam Pilling expressed about the clip. “Because Fuse‘s family is from Ghana we thought it would bring a really interesting aesthetic to film the video there. Delving deeper into Ghanaian culture, we found that their traditional funeral ceremonies perfectly exemplify this sense of coming together to rise up against sadness. The whole community joins together, first in mourning the death, then in celebrating the life that was lived. We worked closely with a Ghanaian family and village, meeting the elders and receiving their blessing to film a real funeral ceremony. I found a poem ‘Kae’ [Remember] written in a traditional Ghanaian language—Twe—which felt like the perfect companion to the video as it is about reflecting on sadness but rising up and looking to the future and to new life.”