Fergie Leaves Black Eyed Peas and Taboo Isn’t Feeling It
by Mike Winslow
Industry rumors suggest the singer has left Interscope Records to form a new company under BMG, and one of her bandmates seems to be far from happy.
Taboo unfollowed the “M.I.L.F. $” star on social media shortly after the new deal was announced.
He then posted a shot of the cover of the Black Eyed Peas’ 1998 album Behind The Front, which was released before Fergie joined the boys.
The cover shot features Taboo, will.i.am and Apl.de.ap.
While Taboo might not be in accord with his bandmate’s latest move, her former record label bosses have no hard feelings.
An Interscope source tells Variety, “The decision was made to part ways. We were all in concert and want what’s best for Fergie.”
Her long-awaited new album Double Dutchess is set for release this summer.
Meanwhile, the Black Eyed Peas announced an indefinite hiatus during a concert in England in July, 2011. They last performed together the following November.
will.i.am released two Peas songs to mark the group’s 20th anniversary in 2015, but neither featured Fergie, who joined the group in 2002.
Fergie has made her mark as a solo star in recent years, thanks to hits like “M.I.L.F. $,” “Fergalicious,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “London Bridge.”