It appears Fergie is ready to duet with a rap superstar…
The 39-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member has confirmed that a duet with Nicki Minaj is on its way.
Fergie, who’ll host and perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party, confirmed the collaboration with the “Anaconda” rapper during a recent interview with “Ebro in the Morning” on Hot 97.
“This is the first time I’ve even announced anything,” said Fergie of her first solo album since 2006’s The Dutchess. When asked if fans would get to hear the duet ahead of the album, she teased, “Possibly.”
Fergie also weighed in on the rivalry among female rappers (which is currently brewing between Nicki and Iggy Azalea).
“Healthy competition, there’s nothing wrong with that,” said Fergie. “That’s normal. That’s just like flirting, it’s a normal human thing. It’s healthy.”
The Black Eyed Peas singer said she could relate to the criticism Azalea was subjected to as a white woman in hip-hop.
“It actually fueled me,” she recalled her own experience. “I was like ‘You know what? These fools are just sitting there saying this. They have no idea who I am. I have worked for this my entire life. I am ambitious. I am an overachiever. I’m gonna do this and I see it so clearly.’ And it’s like, ‘You know what? I probably listen to more hip-hop than any of these fools.'”