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Will.i.am Inspired EL James To Write 50 Shades Of Grey

07/09/2012 09:30 BST | Updated 06/11/2012 10:12 GMT

It's the biggest selling UK book of all time. It's inspired a host of parodies, and even more column inches. In fact, some might say the 50 Shades Of Grey phenonomen has become a little annoying.

Which begs the question - who or what is responsible for EL James' trilogy? Is there anyone else we can blame? Well, today we know. It's the fault of none other than slightly spooky pop robot, Will.i.am.

The author has claimed that listening to Will's lyrics - particularly on the track Sexy from 2003's Elephunk - inspired her to write her novels.

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She told The Sun: "I have songs that I write sex to. One of them is the Black Eyed Peas' Sexy. That is a very sexy song.''

So Sexy is a very sexy song? We weren't sure, so we took a quick trip to Google to find out. And here's what she is talking about:

Sexy

Girl u really got me goin

Outta control

I dot know what im doin

Lets let it go

And do what we do best

Take off our clothes

We look better undressed

Yes to sex

Yes to sex

No to War

No to war

Fightin' is rightin'

Fightin' is rightin'

Yes to sex

It's so much more exciting

Yes to sex

Yes to sex

No to War

No to war

Fightin is frightning

Fightin is frightening

Yes to sex

It's so much more exciting

Its called the S E X X X X

(YES YES YES)

OK we admit it: she has a point. That is a very sexy song.

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