"The Jackass Song" is the fifth and final single released by Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am from the political compilation album . The song was released on September 17, 2009, and was inspired by Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise Barack Obama's reaction following Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. It features a sample of Kanye West's " Heartless". will.i.am wrote a blog piece relating to the song, and it appeared alongside the song's music video on [1 ] Dipdive. [2 ]
Background [ edit ]
Regarding his intentions for the song, Will.I.Am said to
Oprah Winfrey on her show: "The meaning of this song is to notice when people are being unreasonable and selfish. I wanted to write the new American anthem for this day and age—for this generation." [3 ]
Production [ edit ]
Will.I.Am said that he wrote most of the song in a single evening.
The recording came together quickly. Will recorded the song on September 13, right after performing at [4 ] Obama's pre-inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
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