Fergie is having one of the worst weeks ever as she was blasted for her national anthem rendition during the NBA final game on Sunday (READ HERE) and now news hit that the singer is out of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas.
In an interview with the Daily Star, group member will.i.am said Fergie will not be featured on the Black Eyed Peas’ seventh studio album.
The 42-year-old rapper explains, “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 say, “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.”
Last year, there were several rumors that Fergie was going to be replaced by Nicole Scherzinger who in past report was meant to join the band in 2001.
Will.i.am said Nicole “is on the new BEP project” but didn’t reveal her exact involvement.
While it’s still unclear if Scherzinger is in the group, she is considered “family” and is a member of their WhatsApp message chain.
“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.”