The Peas are feeling a bit undercooked this Friday morning, as embarrassing footage of Will.i.am forgetting his own lyrics on a French television talk show heats up the viral circuit just hours after a scheduled Black Eyed Peas Central Park benefit concert in Central Park was cancelled due to a succession of severe thunderstorms that towered down over a sweltering New York City late Thursday.
“We are sorry to announce that the ‘Concert 4 NYC’ has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Thanks for your support,” read an announcement uploaded to the organization’s website.
The concert, which was expected to draw up to 60,000 spectators to the park’s Great Lawn, was originally scheduled for 7:30 PM Thursday, but was delayed an hour and then cancelled all together, thanks to the raging weather. The Concert 4 NYC would have benefitted The Robin Hood Foundation, which partners anti-poverty initiatives across New York City. The show had been set to feature performances by Taylor Swift, Natasha Bedingfield, MC Hammer, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J, Carole King, Zach Braff, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jimmy Smits, all in an effort to combat poverty in the City That Never Sleeps.