Rapper gives homes to his loved ones

WILL.I.AM loves buying homes for his family so much that he has already bought five.

WILL.I.AM loves buying homes for his family so much that he has already bought five.

The Black Eyed Peas rapper, pictured, loves nothing better than sharing his wealth with those close to him, saying it is the thing he most enjoys about being a celebrity.

He said: "The best thing about fame is buying houses for my family.

"I've bought five so far. First I bought one for my mom, then one for my grandma. Now I'm moving my aunt and cousins out of the ghetto.

"I think it's something every kid dreams of - earning enough money to make a difference in the lives of those you love. I'm not ready to get married yet.

"I want to work on myself. I want to go to college and get a technology degree."

But 34-year-old musician admits fame can sometimes be hard to deal with. It all got too much for him at one point last year.

He said: "I went graffiti spraying in my Bentley. At the start of 2008 I was feeling depressed, so I decided to head for the freeway to tag.

"I stopped under a bridge on Route 101 and wrote 'No' in big letters using a can of black paint. I'd almost finished when two cops arrived.

"I broke out running across the freeway, tripped and broke my fifth metatarsal bone," he said - Bang

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