[India], Jun 3 (ANI): Quashing a recent report about Fergie's status with the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am has clarified that she is still very much a member of the band.
"Lies...@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun...That doesn't mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever," the 42-year-old rapper tweeted.
He later continued, 'People will report what ever they want to report regardless of the sources... It's a crazy world...'
The 'Glamorous' songstress herself didn't directly address the breakup chatter, but made it clear that they are on the same page, writing, 'Everyone knows I will always love and support my @bep brothers.'
The brouhaha started when the English-language UAE entertainment news magazine Ahlan! reported that 'I Got It From My Mamma' singer said that Fergie has left the band.
Will.i.am told the publication, "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. 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."
He also told the outlet that "nobody is replacing Fergie," who is "working on her solo project at the moment."
Fergie, who has not recorded new music with the Black Eyed Peas in more than five years, last performed with the group at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The Black Eyed Peas, who are currently working on a new project without Fergie, are not expected to perform with her at the One Love Manchester concert, benefiting the families of the Manchester attack victims. (ANI)