Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am was down with first lady Michelle Obama's convention speech, but says he has no plans to make it into a political video like he did with President Barack Obama's "Yes We Can" mantra in 2008.
The pop superstar says he's still as smitten with the Obamas as he was in 2008 and that yes, he is better off today than he was four years ago. "Her speech was wonderful," he says. "I liked how strong, how passionate, how concerned, dedicated, motivated she was to get America to be looked at as a family so we could work together, educate and support our kids and turn them into entrepreneurs."
Will.i.am says he is touched by the president's vision this election cycle, which revolves around the prospect that the country is better off when everyone who makes it reaches back and helps others advance.
"The message hits home to me because I've made it and I've given back to the place I came from," he says.
He may not set Mrs. Obama's words to music, but he's letting his wallet sing for the Obamas: According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group which tracks money in politics, the pop singer has donated $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee this election cycle and another $5,000 to Obama's presidential campaign.