LOL! I'm all for a belly roasting in hell for RCA. Yes, it is very shocking that she resorted to drugs but underneath all the beauty, glamour, fame, and money there's a human being there. She's human, she is going to make mistakes. I just know that i'm happy that she's back to her old self again.
Yeah. It's really not fair of them, though, to just let the blame/reasons for the breakup fall to her. Whether it was or not, they're still partly responsible, and they need to own up to that just like Stacy did.
Stacy didn't own up to much of anything. The drug thing was already floating around so she had no choice but to say something about it. I don't blame any of of them for the break-up. They had a shitty record label. RCA never truly cared for WO, so, they found a way to get rid of them. With all that happening, I guess Stacy just couldn't take it anymore. It must have been a stressful time for all three of them. So, Stacy must have just said to hell with it, and started down a new path in her life. One that would lead to the Black Eyed Peas. She seems really happy now. Everything happens for a reason. Stacy had to go through that period in her life to get where she is at now.
Amen to that! As consumers/supporters we deserve an explanation of what went wrong. Well, we all know how RCA was working against WO, including Ron Fair. I swear, I've never even met the man et yet I have a great distaste for him!...LOL If Stacy's drug problem was to blame, then they should say that. Take that negative and turn it into a positive. Stacy's got her shit together now so everything should be all good to talk about.
You're hilarious! I was talking to Jason(zan047) yesterday and I asked him if he thinks that maybe Stacy, Stef, et Renee made some sort of pact not to say anything, and if they did say something, they would just go with the old faithful line "It was just creative differences". I'm sorry but when I hear 'creative differences' it jut screams DRAMA was involved!...LOL I just find it hard to believe that after 11 years or so they NOW all of a sudden have creative differences. I mean gosh, Stacy acts like Stef et Renee wouldn't even compromise on the whole Hip-Hop thing. Apparently, they did it AFTER she left! Think what you may on that one!...LOL You know, that section in VIBE that you were referring to, is there anyway for you to write to the editor of that section and ask he or she to look into what was the cause of the break-up of WO? It's worth a shot.
She was forced to speak about it. The guy asked so she gave an answer. Granted, it was a half ass answer at that, but, nonetheless an answer. I'm sure Stef et Renee would talk about the break-up too if they were asked.
I find it quite funny. Maybe the interviewer got it wrong?!...LOL My daughter is part Cuban/Spanish courtesy of my husband amongst other things. She's got the dark tresses ,olive skin, and Spanish eyes thing going on. Who knows, maybe Stacy does have some Latina in her. Latinos come in all shades.
THE BLACK EYED PEAS ADD SOME RICE: Fergie adds her flavor to BEP. by Ricardo Hazell
Black Eyed Peas (Sep. 17, 2003) *Taboo, Will-I-Am and Apl.De.Ap have been the known face of Black Eyed Peas since the group/band was created some time ago. With the release of their third set, "Elephunk," the band is enjoying more commercial success than ever.
Their first two sets, Beyond The Front, and Get Name were critically acclaimed LPs, but they sold a combined 100,000 copies. Not bad for a group that's label alternative rap, but that's not good for a commercial band. Some speculated that the addition of Stacey "Fergie" Ferguson was an attempt at gaining a broader fan base. If that's so then, well, it worked. But she's not some pop diva trying to be down. The Anglo/Latina homegirl is a straight up b-girl at heart, with shell toe Adidas, break-dancing and pop-locking skills, and a love for the culture that most cats don't have.
"Well, I met the guys a long time ago at hip hop clubs in LA," said Fergie. "I've always been a fan of hip hop. And I was a fan of theirs. I went to see them perform and I was a fan of theirs. I thought they were great. We exchanged numbers and years later I started working on my own stuff and I wanted Will to be on the album."
After recording a song for Fergie's set, the crew asked her to appear on their album as well. They liked it so much that they asked her to be on more songs.
"Then I started hanging out with the guys and we got closer as a family and it happened from their and we had to make a choice."
She says BEP is the best thing that could have happened to her and her experiences with the collective will help her solo efforts immensely.
"I'm already signed to Will-I-Am Records and Interscope, so we're going to be doing my solo album. We're also going to be doing another Black Eyed Peas album soon. And, we're just going to keep making music. It's not going to stop me. 'm so glad it happened this way and I'm learning so much. I hadn't performed with a live band before so I'm really glad I'm having the chance to make my chops better," said Fergie.
The events of this summer, the Christina/Justin tour and a hit single, have placed the BEP higher on the charts than they have ever been. But despite all the joys of the game, Fergie says she still finds it difficult to maintain her femininity around so many guys.
"The challenges for me are having a balance. Being with 11 guys on a tour bus can become a frat party sometimes. Guys will be guys and it's a challenge for me to keep that balance that I had when I wasn't on tour and keep that girlie side of me. (I need to) spend a little time with myself instead of hanging out with the guys and eating (and stuff). But I'm starting to want more balance. Just to take a little more me time. It's important for my mental health and my physical health," Fergie observed.