Black Eyed Peas front man will.I.am has once again replied to reports that Fergie has been kicked out of the group.
The rumors began earlier this week, when an unconfirmed report claimed that former Murder Inc. artist Ashanti was replacing Fergie in the Black Eyes Peas.
Several media outlets ran with the bogus report, which will.I.am shot down on Twitter.
In the process, will.I.am gave a piece of his mind to TV personality Wendy Williams, who was planning to discuss the topic on her hit talk show “The Wendy Williams Show.”
“As a journalist you should check facts before spreading rumors,” will.I.am. tweeted to Wendy Williams. “Going to @bep twitter page to find out the truth is easy.”
Wendy Williams replied to will.I.am’s tweet and said she would address it on an upcoming show.
Over the past several months will.I.am has used his Twitter account to counter reports that the Black Eyed Peas were breaking up.
In September, will.I.am used his Twitter account to squash rumors that the group had broken up, after Kanye West sent the group his condolences, during a performance in Austin, Texas in September.
“Rest in peace to the Black Eyed Peas. You’re gonna be missed,” Kanye said from the stage at Austin City Limits.
will.I.am replied almost immediately, denying the claims that the group had broken up.
“Maybe @kanyewest was stating the fact we will take a rest for a little bit…but we the @bep will never die…never…impossible,” will.I.am tweeted.