Will.i.am Reminds Us That Fergie Is Out Of Black Eyed Peas, And Nicole Scherzinger Might Replace Her
I’m going to assume that after Fergie’s “cats dying a sexy death” performance at Sunday night’s NBA All-Star game will.i.am said to himself “Let me remind folks that I no longer claim this broad.” Let’s not forget that time last year when he informed us all that Fergie had left the Black Eyed Peas but it didn’t matter because she was merely just a scoop and not a full helping. However, he’s revealed that an invitation may be open to former Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger to replace Fergie.
Nicole, who has been friends with the group for years, was originally offered to sing with them back in 2001 but turned it down due to other commitments, eventually settling for a role as a manufactured sex kitten with the Pussycat Dolls. Therefore Fergie sashayed her way into the gig and started belting out hits for them beginning in 2002. Now that she’s departed ,The Daily Star caught up with will.i.am to discuss Black Eyed Peas’ upcoming release and when asked about the group’s future will.i.am let it be known that Fergie was the bland potato salad on the platter next to them.
“We are now a trio. I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You will have to ask Fergie that.”
When I tried to find out a bit more about how the new line-up would work on tour, the usually laid-back Will got all defensive. He hit back: “You know we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie. There’s so much s**t to talk about bro. But you guys just like meddling. We performed as a trio before and if you had done your research properly you would know how we would do it as a three.”
Damn. Tell ‘em why you mad, son! Eventually, will.i.am slipped back into his normal, laid back manner when the subject of Nicole came up. When asked if the Pussycat Dolls would be stretching their limbs to crawl and claw on stage for a reunion he said that Nicole hadn’t mentioned anything about that since they’re BFFs and correspond through WhatsApp, like, everyday.
Are Pussycat Dolls coming back? I speak to Nicole every day and she hasn’t mentioned it. But anything Nicole asked me to do I would do it though. I love that girl.
We have a chat group called Black Eyed Peas family. It has nothing to do with making music or money. It’s about friendship. It’s the three of us (willi.i.am and group members Taboo and Apl.de.ap) and Nicole. It’s about family. Nicole is Black Eyed Peas. She is family.”
This is still very vague in regards to Nicole joining the group, but it seems like if she wanted in they’d open the door to her faster than they would for Fergie. Previously will.i.am stated that Fergie left to pursue a solo project but if her All-Star performance is any indication of what’s to come she better hope she can still collect a check from her royalties with Black Eyed Peas. Unless she becomes the new voice of Meow Mix. She’s got a gig for life if she can secure that bag.