Reason 2: No, but in all seriousness: Taboo and apl.de.ap have gotten really, really tired of taking will.i.am's ridiculous concert costumes to the dry cleaners every night.
Yeah, we could basically make five jokes about Tab and apl and call it a day for this list if we really wanted to. But, we're still not over this. How exactly does this work? Do Tab and apl get the same cut as will and Fergie? Do they see the same kind of show money as will and Fergie? Do they have body-doubles who show up and stand in the background for $100 when they're not feeling well? Hmmm, we wonder.
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Reason 3: Fergie finally got around to hearing Ke$ha's Animal album and thought, "Hey, that should have been me!"
Yo, didn't Fergie Ferg basically try to fill the lane that Ke$ha's since assumed when she first tried to launch her solo career? She had records that sounded way bigger than most of Ke$ha's stuff (see: "London Bridge," "Glamorous," and "Big Girls Don't Cry") but she seemed to be a polished version of what Ke$ha is today backed by will.i.am and Polow Da Don beats. Seems kind of silly for her to be doing those same kind of records with the Peas and not getting as many props for it and being forced to split the profits of it with Taboo and apl, don't you think? (last shots we'll throw at you, fellas—we promise!)
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Reason 4: The group simply couldn't ignore the irony in taking a break after releasing an album called The Beginning that featured the singles, "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Don't Stop The Party."
Oh, come on, guys. You are just so clever! Conventional wisdom would say that the Peas would have announced a hiatus after they dropped The E.N.D. in 2009. But, nooooo! Instead, they waited 'til they had an album called The Beginning in the bag. We see what you just did there, guys. Very nice.
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Reason 5: All four members of BEP realized they're just as tired of hearing "I Gotta Feeling" as we are.
At this point, we've probably heard "I Gotta Feeling" somewhere in the range of 5,429,817 times since it dropped in May 2009. So we gotta feeling that if we were a part of the group that created it and had to listen to it and perform it every #%$^&@# night, we'd probably think about throwing our careers away, too, in exchange for the feeling that comes along with never having to hear it again. We get it! But in spite of this reason—and all of the reasons listed here—we sincerely hope this isn't really the end for the Peas. And we gotta feeling it isn't.