will.i.am recently opened up that he and Michael Jackson have cooked up materials for the late singer's new album. "It was going to be out of this world. It's something Michael has never done before - a dance music album. I was very proud of it," he told Daily Mirror.
"He was very protective and kept it under lock and key," the Black Eyed Peas' member explained further. "After we made it I had to hand back every demo. He was a perfectionist and didn't want anyone to hear it until it was ready."
Unfortunately, will.i.am is not sure whether the album will be released or not since it hasn't been finalized when Michael passed away on June 25.
Furthermore, will.i.am told BBC at Glastonbury Music Festival this weekend that the new materials were kept by Michael. "He had all the hard drives because I didn't want to be responsible for that," he stated. "It's one thing to lose a Black Eyed Peas hard drive. I move around a lot and to make songs with Michael Jackson and risk me losing that music, I didn't want that responsibility. So he kept all the stuff that we worked on."