Kim Hill, Old Black Eyed Peas Member Speaks
Former Black Eyed Peas member Kim Hill responds to will. i.am’s comments on Wyclef Jean’s “Run That Back” podcast.
Furthermore, the group leader went on to say the group was no longer considered a “black group” following their 2004 success. Fergie replaced Hill at the time. Former member Kim Hill took to Instagram to clap back on will.i.am’s comments.
“It still hurts a little bit [that] we’re not considered a Black group because we got that big. And when you think of Black Eyed Peas, it’s no longer urban or Black culture, which is not good for the Black community that Black Eyed Peas is not looked at as a Black group…because we’ve had international success,” will.i.am told Jean.
Hill Expresses Why She Spoke Up
Hill addressed why she chose to chime in on the conversation started by will.i.am.
“I rarely ever speak on the issues Re: my history with @bep But since the interview Re: the lack of support from the Black Community. Re: BEP has gone viral, and so many of my supporters are blessing my name… It’s only befitting,” Hill said.
Also, Hill is confused about why the Black Eyed Peas can claim that the Black community didn’t accept them. In fact, they turned their back on a Black woman. The claim is a slight contraction.
“You’re not in those Black roots anymore. So, I don’t understand how you’re not even going to talk about the Black girl that you had in your group, and you’re going to skip to 2004, and you say, ‘I don’t understand how the Black community isn’t embracing us.”
Hill Preaches Love for BEP and will.i.am
Regardless of her separation from the group, Hill says she followed them and has great respect for Will.i.am.