AceShowbiz - Fergie a.k.a. Stacy Ferguson is NOT leaving Black Eyed Peas, despite circulating reports. A spokesperson for the "M.I.L.F. $" hitmaker says that reports of her split with BEP are not accurate.
"Fergie is still in the Black Eyed Peas and has an enormous amount of love for her brothers," the spokesperson tells Billboard, "However, she's currently focusing on her solo record in partnership with BMG and she's incredibly excited for her fans to hear her new music."
will.i.am previously appeared to confirm Fergie's departure from BEP in an interview with Ahlan. "Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we've always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us," he shared, "People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie."
He added, "On 'Elephunk', there were several females that appeared on that album. Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like 'Let's Get it Started", it's Noelle [Scaggs], and then Fergie, songs like 'Latin Girls', it's Debi Nova, and 'Request Line', it's Macy Gray. We'll always work with good females."
will.i.am, however, noted that they weren't replacing their longtime bandmate. "As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie," he said, "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'.
Fergie recently launched her own record label Dutchess Music, and plans to release her long-awaited album "Double Dutchess" this summer.