After reports began circulating online Thursday (June 1) that Fergie had left the Black Eyed Peas, which was information allegedly shared by the group’s leader will.i.am in an interview, will.i.am has now taken to Twitter to deny those initial reports, calling them “lies.”

In a tweet uploaded early Friday morning (June 2), he wrote, “Lies…@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun…That doesn’t mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever.”

While it remains to be seen if Fergie will address the confusion, in the meantime, she is apparently still a member of the longtime Hip Hop/pop group … at least according to her fellow Pea. Check out his tweet above.

As will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas were about to take the stage at the opening ceremony of the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff, Wales, will.i.am. confirmed Fergie has officially left the group, according to Ahlan. While there were rumors someone would take her place, it turns out the group will remain a trio.

“As for replacing, what people know the Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie,” will 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 [graphic novel] project, Masters of the Sun.”

Although Fergie was the prominent female vocalist on some of the group’s biggest hits — “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling” and “My Humps” — Black Eyed Peas has featured an ever-evolving list of singers on various tracks throughout the years.

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