"That"s a hard job, and also that"s what she really wants to do and also we"re here for her," Will.i.am stated of former bandmate, Fergie



The black Eyes Peas space supporting Fergie in she decision to emphasis on being a mother to 6-year-old boy Axl together her former bandmates work on their recent album, Translation.

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In a brand-new profile for Billboard, Will.i.am, Taboo and also Apl.de.ap sit down to talk about the album through their brand-new band member, J. Rey Soul and also explain the Fergie was unable to join the group for the job as she is busy taking treatment of her son.

"Fergie is our sister. So even with these small connections, she's always going to be our sister. But unfortunately, our schedule is displaced by  wanting to be a great mom, and she wants to focus on that," Apl.de.ap called the outlet. "We support her 100%."

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Will.i.am agreed, telling Billboard that the 45-year-old singer hasn't heard the brand-new album yet however they "hope she likes it."

"We try to keep in touch. We reach out every once in a while and say our hellos and happy birthdays and Merry Christmas and Happy Easter," he explained.

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"She knows whereby we’re at! We're in ~ the studio. And we love her, and she's concentrating on gift a mom. That's a tough job, and also that's what she really wanted to do and also we're below for her, and also she knows exactly how to call us for a retreat or a breakaway, the rapper, 45, added.

"It's really the way Fergie designed it, so we’re respecting her design. We love Fergie, and we don't want anything but awesomeness for her."