The Dutchess is outta here!
Amid rumors that Fergie is quietly feuding with the rest of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am confirmed the singer — who joined the group as a lead vocalist in 2002 — has indeed left the quartet.
“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,” he told Ahlan! magazine. “Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like ‘Lets 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 rapper added the remaining members will not replaced Fergie with another female star.
“As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie,” he explained. “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.”
Fans started to speculate friction between the foursome last week when band member Taboothrew some serious anti-Fergie shade, tweeting that the three-man Black Eyed Peas squad was a “classic.”
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