The Black Eyed Peas group has revealed the reason that led to Fergie stepping away from the music group in 2017, after over a decade of working together.
In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap, and Taboo, said that Fergie left the group because of her dream of becoming a great mother, and therefore devoting herself to being a great mom.
Will.i.am stated, “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.”
Apl.de.ap, while reacting to Will.i.am’s explanation, stated “But unfortunately our schedule is displaced by her wanting to be a great mom, and she wants to focus on that.”
However, the Black Eyed Peas said that Fergie’s departure may be a bless in disguise, because it gave them the chance to bring in singer J. Rey Soul.
In his own contribution, Taboo said, “I feel we’re giving birth to a new artist, J. Rey Soul. I really want to give her ultimate praise and respect. What the fellows said—Ferg, she’s doing the mom thing—but we have an amazing artist we’re developing.”
The group now has a new member, in the person of J. Rey Soul.
The Black Eyed Peas is an American musical group, consisting of three rappers, Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo.
The group was originally an Alternative Hip Hop group, but later changed their musical sound to pop and dance pop music.
The group which was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, reached high fame with the release of their third album, Elephunk in 2003, and achieved high record sales.
The musical group’s first major hit is their 2003 single “Where Is The Love”, from the album, Elephunk.
Where Is The Love topped the charts in 13 countries, including the UK where it remained number one in seven weeks. It was Britain’s biggest-selling single of 2003.