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Fans of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas have been hit with the news that Fergie is out of the American group.
Fergie, who is the only female in the group, will not be featured on the Black Eyed Peas’ seventh studio album. Group member Will. i. am revealed this in an interview with the Daily Star published on Sunday. The Voice coach suggested that Fergie had left the band since August 2017.
The 42-year-old rapper said: “We are now a trio. I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You will have to ask Fergie that.”
When asked how the new line-up would work on tour, the producer defensively shot back by, saying: “You know we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie… There’s so much shit to talk about bro. But you guys just like meddling… We performed as a trio before and if you had done your research properly you would know how we would do it as a three.”
Will.i.am further hinted that the band already have another singer lined up to take Fergie’s place. Nicole Scherzinger, who was meant to join the band in 2001, could replace Fergie in Black Eyed Peas, Will hinted. He said Nicole “is on the new BEP project” but didn’t reveal her exact involvement.
He said: “We have a chat group called Black Eyed Peas family. It has nothing to do with making music or money. It’s about friendship. It’s the three of us and Nicole. It’s about family. Nicole is Black Eyed Peas. She is family.”