AMP Music Minute: BEP Takes Break Officially, T.I. Looking To Collab And Kelly Rowland Loves The Novelty of Adult Novelty Shops
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The time has come for the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] to go back in the refrigerator. At least for now. For the last few months rumors have been swirling around and around about the E.N.D of the Black Eyed Peas for good. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Will.i.am[/lastfm] has been trying to stave off the premature goodbyes by addressing audiences and celebs alike on Twitter.
“Maybe @kanyewest was stating the fact we will take a rest for a little bit…but we the @bep will never die…never…impossible,” he once tweeted.
That “rest for a little bit” has officially started, the group announced on Ellen last week. Will explained the group’s pattern and assured the audience that this was just the quiet of the storm “[We] always have two cycles of records and then we take a break,” he said. The idea is that the members of the group use the break to work on solo projects, personal life reordering, resting, etc and then get back together and continue to make beautiful tunes.
And plans, they have. Will.i.am is working on his solo project #willpower. The first single, “T.H.E” just dropped and features [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Jagger[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Apl.de.ap[/lastfm] plans to use this time to get comfy in his role as education ambassador in the Philippines. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taboo[/lastfm] will spend more time with his family as well as promoting his new book, “Falling Up.” And Stacy “[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fergie[/lastfm]” Ferguson will use this time for some much needed R&R, not to mention, isn’t that biological clock of her ticking away? Expect some solo records and perhaps a baby!
Aww. We miss them already.
“Imma Be” by BEP