Will.i.am Returning to 'Idol' to Perform 'Rio' Song
"Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)" is a duet between will.i.am and Jamie Foxx in the film that opens Apr. 15. The song is not being released as a single, but will.i.am believes the song will become "a viral baton that is, in a sense, a single."
"Nowadays, anything can get cut up and become a viral single," will.i.am told Billboard.com during a phone interview from Rio de Janeiro, where the movie's premiere is tonight. "I'm glad to be performing on 'Idol.' That will be a single, and the scene in the film acts as a music video."
Foxx said he has spoken with will.i.am and Swizz Beatz about contributing to his R&B/Hip-hop-themed animated feature, "Welcome to the Jungle." The film, announced a year ago, is still in the script stage, he says.