Recently Black Eyed Peas‘ rapper sat down with Cambio for an interview where he discussed “i am FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll”, a TV special he had been working on.

In the special Will.iam places the spotlight on the U.S. First robotics program, where young people are encouraged to work toward achieving academic excellence in science. dubs these young scientists the “rock stars of the future”.

Even though the main focus of the interview was that of technology of the future, it didn’t take too long for popular Korean girl-group 2NE1 to pop-up in the conversation.  Here is what was said:

“As for his next project, is looking to countries outside the U.S. as inspiration. We asked him about one of the groups he’s producing, Korean group 2NE1.

“Ooh. K-pop. You want to talk about technology? The Koreans, in South Korea… that’s the future,” he said. “South Korea, boom. On the next level. Go check it out. K-Pop, that industry is exciting. 2NE1, that’s why I signed those girls and am producing them, to blow them up outside of Korea. 2NE1 has to be big in Brazil, America, England, Canada, Australia, everywhere. That’s my next project after ‘i am FIRST’.”

This has brought up the question, how soon will it be before we experience this 2NE1 global takeover?  Well for starters it has been announced that the ladies will be heading to Japan to debut in September.  To kick things off they have released a Japanese version of their previous hits, “I Am The Best” and “Hate You”.  As for their Japanese release is set for release on September 19th, followed by their first concert which is scheduled for the end of September running through early October.  So the true answer is still unknown.

Be sure to keep up with 2NE1 by watching 2NE1 TV Season 3.

Source: Cambio and MTV K