AceShowbiz - Earlier this month, will.i.am confirmed that Black Eyed Peas would celebrate their 20th anniversary with new music that's coming out later this year. Now, frontwoman Stacy Ferguson a.k.a. Fergie revealed in a new interview that she might not be a part of the group's new project.
Speaking to U.K.'s DigitalSpy, the mother of one argued she wouldn't be on it because she only joined will.i.am and Co. in 2003. "I was just in the studio last week and I saw Taboo there, and I heard something will was doing and it was great. But maybe the guys are doing something?" she said.
"I haven't been in the group for 20 years, so it's more their anniversary of being together for 20 years. So maybe they're putting out an album themselves," she continued.
That's not the only reason why Ferg decided not to help the band with their 20th anniversary celebration. The vocalist, who's been in the studio for her first solo effort since 2008's "The Dutchess", went on telling the site, "I'm working on my stuff and I only have a certain amount of hours I can be in the studio because I have Axl. So I'm just very focused on finishing my album right now."
Black Eyed Peas' latest album "The Beginning" arrived in 2010. After completing the tour launched to support the release, they announced in 2011 that they were taking an indefinite hiatus.
A few weeks ago, will.i.am confirmed the group's comeback when he said in an interview, "But there's a bunch of PEAbodies out there that we've been Tweeting back and forth for the past couple of days, on the excitement of 20 years of the Black Eyed Peas... We'll have experiences and a bunch of stuff to get the PEAbodies, and the folks that supported us, that got us to this point, all the support the love, the encouragement and listening to and sharing our music."
Not much has been revealed about the new BEP project. However, there will likely be a collaboration with K-pop star CL of 2NE1. As pointed out by Korea Joongang Daily, will.i.am recently reached out to CL on Twitter, writing, "We need to collaborate with you on the new @bep release." The South Korean singer excitedly responded, "Yay! Let's go!"