Will.I.Am Blasted For Absence From 'The Voice'

03/05/2012 10:52 | Updated 03 May 2012 has been surrounded by controversy since joining The Voice and is facing criticism once again - he's been slammed for spending too little time with his contestants.

The Black Eyed Peas rapper was given a scolding by bosses and accused of being rude when he tweeted from his mobile phone during Saturday's live show.

And now the star has been blasted for failing to give enough time to the acts he's mentoring on the BBC programme.

Will is reportedly being paid £600,000 to appear on the show and train his chosen acts.

His singers are said to be dissatisfied with his efforts in comparison to fellow coach Tom Jones, who rehearses with his team members five times a week.

However, the hip-hop star is adamant that keeping his distance is not damaging to Team Will.

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