After the release of her latest album, Double Dutchess, Fergie interviewed with iNews, where she spoke of the inspiration behind her music video, “M.I.L.F.$.”
Fergie also spoke about her addition to crystal meth during the early 2000s. However, her addiction was over before she joined the Black Eyed Peas. “At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” she said. “I was hallucinating on a daily basis. It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things. I’d just be sitting there, seeing a random bee or bunny.”
The hallucinations got so bad, she was convinced that the CIA and other government agencies were following her. “I remember thinking: ‘If I walk outside, and the SWAT team’s out there, I was right all along. But if they’re not out there, then it’s the drugs making me see things and I’m going to end up in an institution. And if it really is the drugs, I don’t want to live my life like this any more, anyway,'” she said.
“The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun…until it wasn’t,” Fergie said. “But you know what, I thank the day it happened to me. Because that’s my strength, my faith, my hope for something better.” According to People, Fergie told Time that meth was the “hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with.”
But she did it, and now Fergie is loving her life.