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, , , , , , , , , claims love of music kept him out of trouble has claimed that his love of music kept him out of trouble as a youngster.

The Voice UK coach, who recently revealed plans to launch his own car company in the tough Los Angeles neighbourhood where he grew up, told Now magazine that his focus on his music career saved him from a life of crime:

“There were a lot of gangs about. A lot of my friends are dead, in prison or have sold drugs. You joined a gang or you did arts or sports.”

The 37-year-old, who this week unveiled his new solo single, 'This Is Love,' also admitted that he used to stash the money he made from his early Black Eyed Peas days in his car because he liked to know how much was there:

“I had $400,0000 in my glove compartment. You don't know anything about financial literacy when you come from the ghetto.''




Watch Team Will perform a medley on The Voice below: