In February's Allure cover story, Fergie talks about dealing with her critics and the ways she balances her marriage, her career, and motherhood. "I just figure with all my stuff, some people are going to like it; some people aren't," she says. "It's a lot easier for me just to say 'F--k it' now!"
Fergie's 'The Dutchess' Turns Eight: An Appreciation
According to her interview, a second solo album was one of two options for Fergie. "I felt that it was either going to be another baby or an album," she tells Allure. For now, her son Axl Jack gets to hold on to only-child status while the singer works on the follow-up to the multi-platinum Dutchess, which came out in 2006. The sequel's DJ Mustard-produced lead single, "L.A. Love (La La)," peaked at No. 27 on the Hot 100.