Black Eyed Peas drop 'Mamacita's' trailer featuring Ozuna, J Rey Soul, fans say it will 'flop without Fergie'

Fergie was rumored to have exited the group in 2017, though will.i.am stated she was only taking a break to pursue a solo career


                            Black Eyed Peas drop 'Mamacita's' trailer featuring Ozuna, J Rey Soul, fans say it will 'flop without Fergie'
apl.de.ap, Taboo, will.i.am and Fergie (Getty Images)
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The Black Eyed Peas have dropped a trailer for their song 'Mamacita' featuring Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer Ozuna and J Rey Soul, the vocalist who has served as the group's lead singer since 2018 following their original singer Fergie's exit in 2017.

The trailer for 'Mamacita' features all five artists - the three members of BEP plus their new lead singer J Rey Soul and singer Ozuna, dressed to the nines in tropical or bright neon colours as a narrator says in Spanish while bits from the music video are flashed on the screen. "In the world of the Black Eyed Peas, where music is the vibe, comes a new collaboration with Ozuna, and presenting J Rey Soul. This is the vibe you need. Mamacita will be your favourite song, available on all platforms," before the beat of the song kicks in.

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The song, which drops Friday, is a Latin-flavoured reggaeton track that's sure to get people dancing, and yet, it seems fans aren't interested unless the band gets Fergie back.

"it’s just not the same without fergie," tweeted one fan, while another said "it’ll flop without fergie." One fan stated, "If there is no Fergie , there is no BEP sorry I don't make the rules."

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Fergie never officially left BEP, but she grew increasingly inactive in the group's activities from 2015. Most outlets began reporting she had exited BEP in 2017, but will.i.am rubbished the rumours at the time, claiming she was simply taking time off to focus on her solo career. She, however never returned to the group, and was instead replaced with J Rey Soul in 2018.

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Taboo, Will.I.Am, Jessica Reynoso and Apl. De. Ap of the Black Eyed Peas perform onstage at Night Two of BUDX Miami by Budweiser on February 01, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida (Getty Images)

J Rey Soul, whose real name is Jessica Reynoso is a former 'The Voice of the Philippines' finalist, so it's no question the singer is talented in her own right. Sadly, for many, she just doesn't bring the same sound the BEP as Fergie did.

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On the other hand, some fans were excited to hear BEP would be releasing new music, stating it was "History in the making" and that "this girl sounds good."

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Others, however, thought they were outdated, stating "didn't we leave them back in 2010-" while others weren't a fan of the group latching onto the existing marketability of Latin music, tweeting "And that’s on clinging onto latin culture cause they’re not relevant by themselves."

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But mostly, fans just could not care about the release period, stating "They’re nothing without queen Fergie."