Black Eyed Peas remake 2003 hit 'Where Is The Love?'

  • 03/09/2016
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Pop four-piece The Black Eyed Peas have remade their hugely popular 2003 track 'Where Is The Love?' - and they've released a star-studded video to help get the song's message out.

The track, one of the defining songs of the early 2000s, was written in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, and urges people to love one another in an effort to drive out the hate in the world.

In a video released on Facebook, band member explained the idea for a remake of the hit track first came after the Paris attacks in November last year.

"I remember when the attack in Paris happened, people would say, 'We need 'Where Is The Love?' again,'" he said.

"And then Belgium happened, then Turkey, then Orlando, and then [victim of US police shooting] Philando and Alton before him, and then Dallas - everyone was calling on us, like, 'We need that song again.'"

In a year that has seen a number of tragedies, the band came together to put together the updated track, which has a different melody but largely the same lyrics.

Where the song differs most from the original, though, is in the video's celebrity appearances - which number more than 50, with screen time for the likes of Kendall Jenner, Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, Vanessa Hudgens and P Diddy.

Justin Timberlake, who co-wrote the song, as well as Usher, Mary J Blige, A$AP Rocky, The Game and Jaden Smith, all contribute to the remake, which has been entitled '#WHERESTHELOVE (feat. The World)'.

Fellow heavy-hitters Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J and Jamie Foxx also helped create the track.

Watch the full music video below.