Stacey Ann “Fergie" Ferguson shot to fame in the pop group Black Eyed Peas, but frontman Will.i.am has confirmed that Fergie is no longer apart of the band.
"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 told UAE entertainment news magazine Ahlan.
"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."
While the frontman confirms Fergie is not apart of the group in full-time capacity, a source tells ET that the Glamorous has the support of her former bandmates as she focuses on her own music. “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.”
When asked by Ahlan if a new female act will join the stage with will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap, it appears it’s not high on the group’s list of priorities. "As for replacing, what people know the Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie," will.i.am 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."
All the best to Fergie!