Will.i.am and Jamie Foxx To Debut Song on ‘American Idol’

Will.i.am and Jamie Foxx will debut their new track from the upcoming animated film Rio on American Idol.

“Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)” is a duet between will.i.am and Jamie Foxx in the film that opens Apr. 15. The song is not being released as a single, but will.i.am believes the song will become “a viral baton that is, in a sense, a single.”

“Nowadays, anything can get cut up and become a viral single,” will.i.am told Billboard.com during a phone interview from Rio de Janeiro, where the movie’s premiere is tonight. “I’m glad to be performing on ‘Idol.’ That will be a single, and the scene in the film acts as a music video.”

Foxx said he has spoken with will.i.am and Swizz Beatz about contributing to his R&B/Hip-hop-themed animated feature, “Welcome to the Jungle.” The film, announced a year ago, is still in the script stage, he says.

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