Fergie Officially Leaves Black Eyed Peas for A Solo Career
Fergie is officially a full-time solo artist. Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, confirmed this week that Fergie is no longer in the pop group. “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,” he explains to English-language UAE entertainment news magazine Aklan. “Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like ‘Let’s Get It Started,’ it’s Noelle Scaggs, and Fergie, songs like ‘Latin Girls,’ it’s Debi Nova, and ‘Request Line,’ it’s Macy Gray. We’ll always work with good females. “Although will.i.am confirms Fergie is not a full-time member of the Black Eyed Peas, a source close to the group tells ET that the “Fergalicious” singer has the support of her former bandmates as she pursues other music endeavors. “Fergie is still in the family but is focusing on her solo project,” the source says. “She is like a sister to them. They fully support her.” Fergie, 42 first joined the group in 2002 as a lead singer and went on to record her own solo album, The Dutchess in 2006. She has not recorded with the Black Eyed Peas since 2005 and last performed with them at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
As for whether a new female member will be joining will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap, that doesn’t seem to be a priority for the group. “As for replacing, what people know the Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie,” will.i.am notes. “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.” The musician also responded to speculation that former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger would be replacing Fergie. “Nicole is on the new BEP project as well,” he admits. “I don’t want to go into details on how she’s involved yet.” Will.i.am and Fergie were last seen together last September when they posed at London Fashion Week.
Fergie Has Been Doing Her Own Thing For A While, So No Surprise She Finally Made It Official
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
Fergie will continue to put out music as a solo artist but I do not see her ever reaching the level of success on her own as she did the group.
King of Cups: Inverted (Upside Down)
This card is a male that success and money is very important but also very secretive about his emotions. I feel this is a band member who has wanted to his own thing also for a long time and since the card is inverted, takes Fergie pursuing her solo career as “no big deal”.
This card is a male who is controlling and strong willed. I feel there have been artistic clashes between Fergie and the band for quite some time.
Ten of Cups: Inverted
This card is emotional dreams coming true. I believe Fergie is getting exactly what she wants but quite possibly the parting from the band did not come about in a way she had hoped it would.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com