Fergie is on the verge of leaving the Black Eyed Peas permanently as tension in the band has become intolerable for her, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
The band has a full tour schedule for the summer and is planning a tour for early 2011. But Fergie won’t commit for that part of the tour, we learned, and the reason is she’s talking about leaving the band for good.
Fergie can’t stand Will.I.Am and that is one of the main reasons she wants to leave the band, a source close to them told RadarOnline.com exclusively. The other reason is she’s decided she wants to have a baby!
“Fergie is saying she wants out of the band and the second half of the tour isn’t confirmed for early next year,” the source said.
“Things have gotten really bad with Will.i.Am. And it’s not just Fergie who is clashing with him. So is the rest of the band. His ego is out of control.
“Fergie just wants to get away from the whole thing.”
Fergie has kept the news so secret that very few people know and she is not ready to make the announcement right now, the source told RadarOnlne.com.
“I don’t know if she’ll admit or deny it when it leaks out, but I do know that it’s 100 percent true, she’s got everything planned out and she says she can’t be convinced to change her mind,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
“And she really wants a baby with Josh,” the source said, referring to Fergie’s husband Josh Duhamel. “Between that and the bad blood with Will, it looks like the 2011 tour is in big trouble and she’s saying she’s going to split for good.”
The Black Eyed Peas are currently in the midst of a world-wide tour that includes stops in France, Greece, Ireland, Canada, and the United States this summer.
The group formed in Los Angeles in 1995. It's composed of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Will.I.Am and vocalists Apl.De.Ap, Taboo, and Fergie.
Fergie’s real name is Stacy Ferguson.
The group scored their first worldwide hit with Where Is the Love? in 2003. Another single was the European hit Shut Up. Their album Monkey Business was another worldwide hit, certified 3x Platinum in the U.S., spawning two hit singles My Humps and Don't Phunk With My Heart.
In 2009, the group became one of only eleven artists to have ever held the number one and two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time with their singles Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling, from the album The E.N.D., and the singles also topped the chart for an unprecedented 26 consecutive weeks combined in 2009.
The album later produced a third Hot 100 number one with Imma Be, making them one of the few groups to ever place three number ones on the chart from the same album. The album also includes singles such as Meet Me Halfway and Rock That Body.
The group has sold an estimated 35 million albums worldwide and 41 million singles, and 76 million copies with both sales combined.