Black Eyed Peas Talk Taking Break, Not Breaking Up
The Black Eyed Peas will be back -- after some time off, the group said in a round of interviews this week.
The quartet "always have two cycles of records and then we take a break," band leader will.i.am said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in an interview to air Wednesday.
That night will mark the group's last performance before the hiatus, a Miami concert that will include Marc Antony, Cee Lo Green, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Jason Derulo, according to Reuters.
The band announced the hiatus over the summer and have been dogged by break-up rumors since.
"It doesn't mean we stop creating," will.i.am tweeted in July, a sentiment the group repeated this week.
"We are not breaking up," Taboo echoed to Reuters on Monday, with Apl.de.ap adding, "We're going to take a little vacation and focus on our personal things."
The group has no shortage of projects: will.i.am debuted his latest solo single, "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)" at the American Music Awards on Sunday, with his next album, "#willpower," due next year. Apl.de.ap plans to devote more time toward his role as ambassador for education in the Phillpines.
The group has also launched a new video game, "The Black Eyed Peas Experience," a dance game intended to keep fans grooving while they're away. It was released on Nov. 8 for the Wii and Xbox360 consoles.
"I want them to get the excitement of actually having the Black Eyed Peas in their own living room," Taboo told Reuters.