She'd been a fan of the group's hip-hop style, so she marched up to Will.and told him she wanted to work with him. I'll be like "You guys are no good for my self-esteem! A lot of people think that I have perfect abs, but it's so not true. Getting sober was a battle (that she won), and a chance encounter with the already-established band the Black Eyed Peas at a Minneapolis concert where she was making her last appearance with Wild Orchid also proved to be life changing. We went to Hawaii together, but we were never serious. Men sit there and talk about girls' body parts for hours. These are girls who have been on tour with all guys, so we've gone through a lot of the same things. I just want to go to Jamaica with my boyfriend for two weeks! I'm as confident as I can be, but I still have my own insecurities. She played a lounge singer in this past spring's flick Poseidon, and she'll be starring in an upcoming Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriquez movie. Talking about what I've been through is therapeutic. They staged an intervention, at which point I told them I was bulimic [to cover up for the fact that] I was only 90 pounds. But that's not to say I still don't go out to a restaurant and over do it once in a while. Right now, she's focusing on her first solo album, due out in September (the first single, "London Bridge," will be released this summer), and spending time with Josh. A few years ago, I wrote a 500-page life story, and a lot of what was in there will be in the album. I don't want to be the poster girl for crystal meth, but it's very addicting, and people don't know just how addicting it really is. I was unhappy in [Wild Orchid], and I was also in an unhealthy relationship. I was 24, and we had been together for a year and a half. I put up a whole front — I even took them to Overeaters Anonymous with me. I called my mom and told her I had been doing crystal meth for a year, and I moved back into my old bedroom as a 25-year-old. No, but I stay at his house and have clothes there. We have a lot of trust, and we're supportive of each other. Here, she takes a time-out from her Black Eyed Peas world tour to give Cosmo the lowdown on her life. He'd blame all the problems we were having on me, and I'd believe it. I've never been bulimic in my life, but when you're a drug addict, you lie. I had collection agencies after me — I had spent all of my money. I had to learn self-love, and I learned it through hypnotherapy. It was when I was transitioning out of Wild Orchid. I don't have a house, so I go between Josh's, my mom's and hotels. Her name is Zoe, and she's a Silver Dapple Dachshund. How do you keep your relationship strong when you're apart so often? It's not some fruity thing — it's not like you're going to a psychic or something. Sometimes she puts a box of tissues right in front me, and I let it all out. I wanted a new identity because I felt like a changed person. We don't go to the trendy hiking places because we want to be alone. After convincing her schoolteacher parents to let her join Karen's Kids, a children's group that sang and danced at malls, Fergie landed a part on Nickelodeon's Kids Incorporated when she was 8 and spent the next six summers filming the show — while earning straight As in school.
As an escape, she fled to the edgy underground club scene and wound up addicted to crystal methamphetamine (also known as crystal meth). Justin and I would go out together and have fun and make out. In Don't Phunk With My Heart you sing, "I wonder if I take you home, would you still be in love? I'm a big flirt, and I've kissed a lot of boys, but when I was single, I wasn't going out and having sex with people. When I have a boyfriend, that's it."My Humps" is about using your looks to get what you want. Hey, I've got a cute little booty, and I know how to work it. What have you learned about guys from being in a band with three of them? After graduating from high school, Fergie's charmed life took an E! At 21, she released her first album with the pop trio Wild Orchid but over time began to loathe the group's sticky-sweet sound. I've always been the girl people think is more promiscuous than she is.