Fergie spoke to the New Statesman about her current life, that rendition of the national anthem and how were things within the Black Eyed Peas. About her relationship with will.i.am who she worked with for her solo album Double Dutchess she said cryptically “people have no idea. They think they know. But they have no idea at all.” She did say however that he brings out a certain "chutzpah” in her.
On the national anthem flub: “I did my best”
In the Black Eyed Peas she was “the girl part to all their different male parts. The band is not the place for me to explode my creative, personal juices all over everything. That is their job. This metaphor could get weird.” Since having her son, she has craved freedom from the BEP and now she has it. Music is what is most important for her as the beats "bring out the beast in her".
On her first group effort, Wild Orchid: “Our sound was too urban for pop radio, but our look was too Caucasian”
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