Rumours that Fergie Duhamel has left the Black Eyed Peas are confirmed by the Rapper will.i.am. According to the reports, Black Eyed Peas members will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap were in a conversation with the outlet recently, where the 42-year-old American rapper revealed the news of Fergie’s departure.
Fergie has joined the hip hop group as a lead vocalist in 2002. She has sung on most of their biggest hits, including “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”.
will.i.am 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, and 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.i.am added.
Fergie has not performed live with the hip hop group since their Coachella sets in 2015.Presently she is working on her second solo album, titled ‘Double Dutchess’.
Replying to a question about replacing the songstress, will.i.am said, “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’,” will.i.am added.