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Will.i.am Refutes Rumors Fergie Will Quit Black Eyed Peas

"We ain't going anywhere. It's a family," producer says

June 28, 2010 4:47 PM ET

Will.i.am has quickly refuted rumors that his relationship with fellow Black Eyed Pea Fergie is strained and that The Duchess singer has plans to leave the group's current leg of The E.N.D. world tour. A story in Radar featuring quotes from unspecified sources reported Fergie is looking to split from the Peas so she can have a baby with husband Josh Duhamel and distance herself from the "bad blood" between herself and Will.ia.m, which was allegedly jeopardizing a planned 2011 tour.

But Fergie won't be leaving Rolling Stone's Number One Reason to Be Excited About Music after all. "Don't believe gossip about Fergie leaving the group (we are never breaking up) its all lies!!!," Will.i.am tweeted emphatically after the Radar report spread. He also spoke to Sirius XM about the breakup rumors, saying "[Fergie] called me today. I talked to her today, I was like, 'So, Fergie is it true that you're leaving?' She was like, 'You're a fucking idiot!' I was like, 'You know I'm just jokin' with you, pulling your leg.' We ain't going anywhere. It's a family. People are reading into our vacation."

In an additional sign of solidarity, the two musicians sat next to each other and conversed warmly during last night's BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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