Just two weeks ago Black Eyed Peas frontman, Will.i.am, reignited burning rumors that the group’s leading female, Fergie, would not be lending her talents to their next batch of hits.
As we reported here, his cryptic Instagram post – in conjunction with confirmed reports she is still set to release her long-awaited sophomore album ‘Double Dutchess’ – sent fans of the group buzzing that the ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ beauty was ousted from the quartet.
A rep for the songstress says this is not so…
Taking to the Associated Press, the rep stated “…the songstress has not left the group” and that she “concentrating on her new album and can’t wait for fans to hear it.” The quote came just days after Ahlan! magazine published an interview with Will.i.am where he implied the songstress was no longer in the group.
He’s quoted saying:
“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.”
As the quote caught fire across the net, Will took to Twitter over the weekend to say:
“@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun…That doesn’t mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever,” he tweeted.