Sarah Ferguson is teaming up with a very familiar face to make a surprising leap into the music industry.
The 59-year-old is working with Black Eyed Peas star and The Voice coach Will.i.am in a bid to turn her poetry into music.
Revealing her unusual career move, Will.i.am admitted that it was in fact Fergie who suggested he put her poetry to music.
‘Fergie does poetry. She writes her own poems. And one time I was with her she brought the topic up. She said to me: “Imagine my poetry over your beats”, he told The Daily Star Sunday.
‘I love her so I want to do a project with her. Imagine her reciting poetry over my beats. That will be dope.’
And while a collaboration between the pair may seem unlikely, the former wife of Prince Andrew and the chart-topper are actually good friends.
Will continued, ‘Royal Fergie is my home girl. We do tea together all the time. She even came to my ghetto to mentor kids at a school. I love her. She’s the real Fergie.’
He also shares a fondness for her daughter, Princess Beatrice, adding, ‘Her daughter Beatrice is the coolest, too. I love her eyes.’
A spokesperson for Sarah Ferguson confirmed that we might well see Fergie and Will working together soon.
They told The Mail on Sunday, ‘Fergie is open to collaborating with Will.i.am. She has been writing poems.’
The mum-of-two is no stranger to writing and is believed to be planning to write poetry with Chickenshed, the London-based charity and theatre group, which is supported by celebrities including Emma Bunton and Cliff Richard.
She has also penned a series of popular children’s stories, including Little Red and Tea For Ruby – which topped the New York Times bestseller list on its debut – alongside autobiographies and weight-loss plans for her adult readers.