Fergalicious no more: will.i.am confirms Fergie’s departure from The Black Eyed Peas
According to Rapper will.i.am, Fergie is no longer a part of The Black Eyed Peas. The last time they performed together was at Coachella music festival in 2015.music Updated: Jun 03, 2017 10:29 IST
Rapper will.i.am has confirmed rumours that Fergie has left The Black Eyed Peas.
Fergie Duhamel joined the hip hop group as a lead vocalist in 2002 and sang on most of their biggest hits, including Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling.
A UAE entertainment news magazine Ahlan! reported that Black Eyed Peas members will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap were in a conversation with the outlet recently, where the 42-year-old American rapper revealed the news of 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.
“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,” will.i.am said.
Fergie is currently working on her second solo album, titled Double Dutchess, and has not performed live with the hip hop group since their Coachella sets in 2015.
When he was asked about replacing the songstress, will.i.am said, “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’.”
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