will.i.am has a crush on Lily Allen.

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The Black Eyed Peas star fell for the Smile singer the first time he laid eyes on her and is desperate to see her again.

The 32-year-old rapper told the Daily Mirror: “I have a crush on Lily Allen. I met her before very briefly. She’s cute. I would definitely like to see her again.”

However, will.i.am will have to battle with Lily’s current boyfriend Chemical Brother star Ed Simons if he wants to win her heart.

will.i.am isn’t the only musician to admit to having a pop crush.

Lily, 22, previously confessed she was infatuated with Irish boyband member Stephen Gately, before he came out as homosexual.

She said: “My first crush was on Stephen Gately from Boyzone. He wasn’t gay at the time. I had a poster of him in my room when I was younger. Then I grew up, took all my posters down and no I’m a grown-up I collect ‘art’.”