Last week saw the Black Eyed Peas unleash their eighth studio album ‘Translation,’ yet the set notably did not feature former front-woman Fergie.
Her absence comes on the heels of her omission from the group’s 2018 album ‘Masters Of The Sun.’
It’s left some B.E.P loyalists not only wondering if she’ll be back but also why she left in the first place.
Leader will.i.am provided an answer in a brand new interview.
His words below…
Speaking to Billboard, will explained:
“We love her, and she’s focusing on being a mom. That’s a hard job, and that’s what she really wants to do and we’re here for her… It’s really the way Fergie designed it, so we’re respecting her design. We love Fergie, and we don’t want anything but awesomeness for her.”
Bandmate Apl.de.ap added:
“But unfortunately our schedule is displaced by [her] wanting to be a great mom, and she wants to focus on that.”
Their comments come after Fergie’s sophomore project ‘Double Dutchess,’ which arrived as a visual album in 2017.
Whatever their present predicament, we’d love to see Fergie return to the fold when the time is right. Because, there’s undeniably something magical when the group operates at full force.