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LOOK: WILL.I.AM Confirms FERGIE Is No Longer With BLACK EYED PEAS
Stop the party. Fergalicious is no longer with Black Ayed Peas.
After announcing her solo record label, speculations that she'll be leaving the Black Eyed Peas came out. OG member Will.I.Am confirmed the news but pointed out no one will be replacing the female singer. Fergie last performed with the group at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and as of the time being, has yet to comment on the revelation.
Speaking to UAE Entertainment news magazine Ahlan!, Will.I.Am explained, "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. 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."
The American rapper cleared there's no bad blood between the members and that no one's taking over her post despite officially parting ways. "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 (a zombie hip hop graphic novel he co-created that will be release by Marvel in July)."
Will.I.Am also expounded rumors that Nicole Scherzinger will succeed Fergalicious. "Nicole is on the new BEP project as well. I don't want to go into details how she's involved yet."