The Highs and Lows of the Black Eyed Peas
June 1, 2005

The Black Eyed Peas are getting funky all over again with their upcoming album, "Monkey Business," and as they get ready to hit the road, the hip hoppers talked to "Extra" about their good times and their bad.

"It was such a fun video," Fergie said of their single, "Don't Phunk with My Heart." "It's just us being silly; it's just us being how we are on the road."

But Apl.de.Ap admitted, "It's been an overwhelming year for us." And Will i Am, Fergie and Apl.de.Ap opened up about how drugs almost broke the band apart.

"It was like an escape for me," Apl.de.Ap admitted, revealing that his addiction to speed got out of control until front man Will i Am stepped in.

"We took him to rehab," Will i Am told us. "We said, ėJust go in for five minutes and talk to these people.'"

"It got me out of my darkness," Apl.de.Ap said.

And just before she joined the band, Fergie overcame her own dangerous addiction to crystal meth.

Now that the group is out of that funk, they're itching to get back on stage, telling us, "We're ready for the next wave."

And you can pick up the Peas new CD, "Monkey Business," when it drops on June 7th.


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