News: Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am On Music Hiatus, "I'm Going, I Ain't Stopping"
Friday, Aug 12, 2011 5:40PM
The Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am has provided more details on his group's unexpected music hiatus and what he plans to do during the crew's temporary break.
Not wasting any time, Will plans to continue his music grind alongside teenage pop star Justin Bieber and R&B singer Usher.
"Yeah, to work with Justin Bieber, with Usher, to work on programs like this, to work on my solo projects, and movies. I'm going, I ain't stopping. They just turned on a fire hose. All my water used to go into Black Eyed Peas cups, but now that's water's going everywhere." (LA Weekly)
Around mid-July, group member Fergie broke the news of a hiatus during an England show.
The group broke the news from the stage during a gig at Alton Towers in Staffordshire earlier this week. As the band came onstage, Fergie told the crowd that the theme park show was "very special" as it's the "last time we're going to be in England for a long time." "We want you to know that we love you and thank you for the support you've given from the beginning," the singer continued as loud boos rang out in the crowd. She then explained that the break would be similar to their 2005 to 2009 hiatus, but allayed fears that they had split for good by concluding: "This isn't going to be the last time you'll see us." (NME)
Will.i.am also hit up his Twitter page to provide clarification on the temporary break-up.
"The @Bep will take a break after the beginning...just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d...but it doesn't mean we stop creating," Will tweeted July 6th. (Will.i.am's Twitter)
Prior to getting denied, rumors emerged online last summer claiming Fergie was planning an exit from the group.
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." (Radar Online)
Check out recent Black Eyed Peas footage down below: