Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie & Taboo Says Break-Up Rumors Are All ‘Hype’

By Allen Starbury  |  10/24/2011

There's been speculation for months about the status of the Black Eyed Peas, regarding rumors of a possible group disbanding. Even Kanye West called for a eulogy for BEP at a performance in the UK in September, offering condolences -- "Rest in peace to the Black Eyed Peas. You're gonna be missed," he said.

The break-up is just hype though. At least, that's what two members said recently.

TMZ cameras caught Fergie and Taboo at the LAX on Saturday (October 22) ... and as they strolled through the airport, they were asked about the break-up.

"We're going on hiatus. Yes, we're taking a break. A break is not a break-up," Fergie declared. Later, Taboo added: "We took a break before. But, we're a family, don't believe the hype."

There you have it. No more rumors, the Peas will be back.