He tells Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest, “I want to get Justin Bieber into writing his own music and producing his own songs…”
“Justin as an artist has to fight. Michael Jackson fought, Prince fought, the ones that stood around for a long time are the ones that are always fighting for something.”
Will.i.am is producing Bieber’s next album, and he is encouraging the young pop star to get involved with all aspects of his career.
He adds, “He’s gonna hurt. He’s going to go through relationship drama… We know the ones that get comfortable and then their career is short, ‘Oh I remember that one song he had, that was cool.’”