NEW YORK — It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since the Black Eyed Peas announced they were going on an “indefinite hiatus,” after three years of touring in support of their albums The E.N.D. and 2010’s The Beginning. But the group seems to be keeping its promise.
And will’s not the only member of the Peas working on new music. On Wednesday, MTV News caught up with Fergie at the Casemate showcase during New York Fashion Week. She revealed that while she does not miss life on the road, there’s a good chance she could be back in the studio soon.
“I don’t miss being on the road right now because the thing is, I was on the road for eight years, so I love pizza, but pizza every day for eight years is a different thing,” Fergie explained. “However, I’ve already got notebooks full of ideas for new music, so I’m gonna kind of nurture that just like I do all of my ideas and perfect it until it’s ready and then I’ll just let it go.”
Fergie’s debut solo album, The Dutchess, proved to be a massive success in 2006. The album had five top-five singles in the U.S., including three #1 hits — “London Bridge,” “Glamorous” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” — on the Billboard Hot 100. So should fans expect her next release to be a follow-up to The Dutchess? “Yeah, we’ll see,” she told us. “Like I said, I have tons of ideas that I’m thrilled about.”
Until then, she has been keeping herself busy with several non-music-related projects, which include her part ownership in the Miami Dolphins, her footwear line and a nail color collection for Wet n’ Wild.
“I’ve got my head in a lot of really, really good baskets right now. It’s a great plethora of things that I’m involved in,” she said, adding “I love it.” She called football, nail polish, an upcoming make-up line, among other deals, “things that I can create without having to be on tour running ragged throughout the world.”
And with her focus on things other than music, Fergie has been able to strike a balance between her work and her life at home with her husband of over three years, Josh Duhamel. “I have more of a structure at home,” she admitted. “It’s really rewarding for me, and I show Josh [my projects].
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