09 May 2012
Will.i.am has refused to stop using his cell phone to tweet during live broadcasts of The Voice- telling the shows bosses and followers that it allows fans to "live in the moment" with him.
Will.i.am acts as a judge/mentor on the UK version of the show, but recently came under fire last month (April) for using his Blackberry to log on to Twitter.com as the show was on air.
Will.i.am In Serious Trouble With The Voice
He continued to send messages via the site during Saturday's (5 May) episode, reportedly infuriating BBC bosses - but will.i.am refuses to apologise for his actions.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Im (sic) not going to stop tweeting during live shows...I think it allows people to live the moment with me as I'm in it..."
"I told the bbc: 'It may seem odd me tweeting...but trust me...this will be the norm one day & people are going to copy it'."
What do you think? Does he have a point or is will.i.am just being rude?