Fergie performed songs from her 2006 solo album, The Duchess, at the Avon Foundation for Women Awards Gala in New York City on Tuesday night, but she doesn’t have plans to work on new solo music anytime soon. She’s still riding high on the success of the Black Eyed Peas latest release, The E.N.D., and the group’s touring schedule is keeping her busy these days.
She wasn’t too busy, however, to attend the gala to show her support for women who are fighting breast cancer and to help end domestic violence. “I’m performing my own songs, not Peas songs, ’cause I don’t have the boys with me today,” she told MTV News on the red carpet about performing at the event sans bandmates Will.I.Am., Taboo and apl.de.ap. “This is more about women.”
She also explained that her performance was in no way a tease for an upcoming solo record. “Oh my gosh! I am so up to [the] top of my head in Peas land right now that I am not even thinking about another solo album right now. I’m knee deep in that and we’re about to tour the world.”
In addition to recently being approved as part-owner of the Miami Dolphins football team, Fergie will be appearing on the big screen in the Rob Marshall-directed musical Nine. She’ll star alongside a who’s who of Hollywood that includes Sophia Loren, Daniel Day-Lewis and Nicole Kidman. “It’s a musical. It’s wonderful,” she said. “It’s an art piece.”