The rumours are true: Fergie has parted ways with the Black Eyed Peas.
This news was confirmed by none other than the group leader, Will.i.am himself. The 42-year-old hit maker recently spoke to UAE entertainment news magazine Ahlan! to explain the reason for Fergie’s departure.
“Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we’ve always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us. People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie. On ‘Elephunk’, there were several females that appeared on that album,” Will.i.am was quoted as saying.
He continued, “Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like ‘Let’s Get it Started,’ it’s Noelle (Scaggs), and then Fergie, songs like ‘Latin Girls,’ it’s Debi Nova, and ‘Request Line,’ it’s Macy Gray. We’ll always work with good females.”
Nicole Scherzinger already denied that she’s replacing Fergie as the female vocalist. Will there in fact be a replacement? The rapper answered, “As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie.”
“She’s working on her solo project at the moment, we’re on this brand-new experience, celebrating 20 years of Black Eyed Peas putting out music. We worked on a bunch of songs on her solo record, we’re proud that she has her label, but Black Eyed Peas are pushing it forward in terms of content, technology and experiences on our new project, ‘Masters of the Sun’,” he added.
While Fergie is preparing to to released her 2nd solo LP, “Double Dutchess”, members Will.i.am, Taboo, and Apl.de.ap are also gearing up for their new hip-hop graphic novel titled, “Black Eyed Peas Present: Masters of the Sun – The Zombie Chronicles”.
Source: E! News.