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Well its official, Fergie is out from the Black Eyed Peas according to Will.i.am. Fergie has been with the group for the past 15 years (although its been five years since her vocals were lent to a track), but has decided to go solo for good! Will.i.am explains the situation, “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 told magazine Ahlan!
Will.i.am does add there are no hard feelings and loves Fergie. “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.”
And as for Nicole Scherzinger will was said to be replacing Fergie, Will said, “Nicole is on the new BEP project as well. I don’t want to go into details how she’s involved yet.”
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