The Black Eyed Peas rocked the ‘One Love Manchester’ concert on June 4, and we couldn’t help but notice that Fergie was nowhere to be found! Now we’ve learned that while the group brought the love to the UK, Fergie found some love in LA by spending time with her husband and son!
The Black Eyed Peas were without their female lead Fergie, 42, at the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4. Luckily, Ariana Grande, 23, stepped up to fill in for the Duchess herself, and it went off without a hitch. So, where was Fergie Ferg while will.i.am, 42, apl.de.ap, 42, and Taboo, 41, got the party started in the UK? She was busy spending time with hubby Josh Duhamel, 44, and their 3-year-old son Axl! The Ferg fam was even spotted heading to church on June 4, according to Daily Mail, the same day that the Peas played the tribute concert. While Fergie was giving praise, the Peas were giving love – specifically, they were performing “Where Is The Love” with Ari.
It’s definitely weird watching the group perform sans-Fergie, but all is good with the Peas! After rumors claimed that Fergie had been “kicked out” of the band, a source close to the Peas EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com that “she’ll always be a Pea” and that there’s no beef between them. Fergie is just focusing on her solo career. In fact, days before the Peas were rocking the UEFA Champions League in Cardiff, Wales on June 3, Fergie was spotted filming another music video for a track from her upcoming album, Double Dutchess.
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Will.i.am even went on Twitter to dispel the reports that Fergie had been sacked, saying that though Fergie is focused on her own things, “that doesn’t mean [she’s] out of the group. #BEP4eva.” Fergie also responded online, saying she will always support the Black Eyed Peas and will, apl, and Taboo are her “brothers.” So, while it’s likely that the Peas will perform with other female singers in the future, there’s a more-than-good chance that Fergie will one day return. In the meantime, she has her other “band” – aka Josh and son Axl – to keep her busy as she preps her next album. Where’s the love? There’s the love.
Are you sad that Fergie’s taking a break from the Black Eyed Peas, HollywoodLifers? Or are you excited for her second solo album?