Will.i.am Disagrees With Jessie J On Talent Show Age Limits: "It's Not An Issue For Me"

3 June 2013, 12:00

The 'This Is Love' rapper says he thinks children should be allowed to compete on TV talent competitions.

Will.i.am says he would have no issue of the rules of The Voice UK were changed to allow those under 18 to audition for the show.

The 'Scream & Shout' rapper's comments come fresh from his fellow vocal coach Jessie J claiming it should "illegal" for young children to be featured on shows like Britain's Got Talent.

However, US star will.i.am says he thinks it would be "amazing" to see some of the talent of the younger generation, and believes it would help them feel like their dreams can be achieved.

"That would be amazing," will.i.am told The Sun, when asked whether the audition age for The Voice UK should be lowered. "It's not an issue for me if someone is five years old or 25.

"I think young kids should be able to compete," the US rapper continued. "I think we should take children and their capabilities more seriously.

"I think children should be allowed to have a balance between education and pursuing their dreams."

Check out a picture of will.i.am at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 at the end of May below (Credit: PA):

Last week saw Ke$ha unveil the music video for her new single 'Crazy Kids', which features a guest rap from will.i.am after he co-write the song with her.

Will.i.am is also working on two new music videos of his own, for two different songs off his recent album '#willpower'.