"That"s a tough job, and that"s what she really desires to do and we"re below for her," Will.i.am said of former bandmate, Fergie



The black color Eyes Peas room supporting Fergie in she decision to focus on gift a mother to 6-year-old boy Axl as her previous bandmates work-related on their recent album, Translation.

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In a new profile for Billboard, Will.i.am, Taboo and Apl.de.ap sit down to comment on the album with their brand-new band member, J. Rey Soul and also explain the Fergie to be unable to sign up with the group for the project 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 told 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 new album yet but 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," that explained.

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"She knows wherein we’re at! We're in ~ the studio. And also we love her, and she's concentrating on gift a mom. That's a difficult job, and that's what she really wanted to do and we're here for her, and also she knows just how to contact 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."