Will.i.Am has confirmed that Fergie has left the Black Eyed Peas and made some hints that Nicole Scherzinger could be the replacement.
Will.i.Am told Daily Star that Fergie would not be on their forthcoming album and said he's not sure why she's not on it.
"I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You will have to ask Fergie that.”
While he did say that the group was now "a trio" he made some comments about former Pussycat Dolls lead Scherziner.
He was asked whether he knew whether Pussycat Dolls were returned and said that Scherzinger hasn't said anything but did say, “But anything Nicole asked me to do I would do it though. I love that girl."
He then went onto to say that the group have a Whatsapp group that she is in called "Black Eyed Peas family".
"It has nothing to do with making music or money. It’s about friendship. It’s the three of us and Nicole. It’s about family," he said.
"Nicole is Black Eyed Peas. She is family.”
Scherzinger was actually asked to join the group before Fergie was but because of label commitments she had to decline.