There was some backlash after Fergie bailed on the mega group The Black Eyed Peas, but Will.i.am is leaving the door open for her. Read on to see why…
Taboo and apl.de.app and the 42-year-old producer told E! News:
“Fergie is working on her new solo project. It’s really fresh. ‘Double Dutchess’. Fergie’s great and her project is amazing. I worked on it. We’re working on Black Eyed Peas. We’re a family and we’re going to continue to do our thing.”
Meanwhile, will.i.am knows that its important for the band to push forward with their new music and project ‘Masters of the Sun’ with or without her.
The ‘Voice UK’ mentor said:
“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 she 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. But Black Eyed Peas are pushing it forward in terms of content, technology and experiences on our new project, ‘Masters of the Sun.'”.
Will.i.am has no plans to “replace” her, adding:
“As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing her. 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.”
We will see how it all plays out.