Will.i.am Hails "Talented" Justin Bieber: "He'll Still Be Around 15 Years From Now"

24 July 2012, 10:41 | Updated: 24 July 2012, 10:44

The 'This Is Love' rapper predicts a long career in music for the 'Boyfriend' star.

Will.i.am has praised Justin Bieber's talent as a musician and a songwriter and says he expects the 'Boyfriend' star to still be making music in the next ten or twenty years.

The 'Great Times' rapper collaborated with Justin for a track on his upcoming album '#willpower' and says he expects his music to continue to improve in the future.

"[He is] very talented, beyond what people probably think he's capable of," will.i.am told Access Hollywood this week. "I've worked with him and [seen] how talented he is."

The 'This Is Love' rapper went on to say that he expects the 'Never Say Never' star to have a long career in music as more and more people realise how talented he is.

"In the industry, especially as it's changing, you're going to [need] some type of real talent," he added. "Maybe people can't see [it], right now, but 10, 15 years from now, he'll still be around."

Will.i.am's The Voice UK act Tyler James revealed this week that the Black Eyed Peas frontman has told him he expects to return for a second series of the BBC talent show in 2013.

He has also featured on fellow The Voice UK vocal coach Danny O'Dongohue's new single 'Hall Of Fame' with his band The Script, which received its first play on Capital FM yesterday (23rd July).

View a picture of will.i.am arriving into Los Angeles' LAX Airport yesterday below (Credit: Splash):

Will.i.am make the comments about Justin while appearing at the Teen Choice Awards 2012 on Sunday (22nd July), which saw Justin performing as well as walking away with four awards in total.

Will.i.am will release his brand new album '#willpower' on 24th September.