She may be rich and famous now, but the early days of Fergie are filled with struggles and really bad experiences. She wrote “Big Girls Don’t Cry” based on those times and the ordeal she went through to get to where she is now.
“This is at a time when I had no money and I was trying to get into the studio anyway I could. I met up with Toby Gad and we got into the studio for free at Sony so we just started getting together and he was playing guitar. He told me to sing what I feel. I had my little tape recorder, and I just started singing, and a certain word would come out with the melodies. Certain phrases would just come out. It was a time in my life where I was leaving bad situations. To me it was about making changes and not being angry about it and leave something behind and work on yourself. A very personal time for me doing that.”
Jeff: I assume it was a guy you left behind
Fergie: It was a guy and a couple other things as well. Certain lifestyle things.
Jeff: We don’t need to go into that, but it must be wonderful to look at where you are now and what you overcame.
Fergie: Yes! And look at all of the wonderful blessings I have! Hopefully I can bring hope to other people in the same situation that there IS a way out.
The only thing Fergie seems to be addicted to these days is success!
Her solo CD “The Dutchess” sold millions and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” hit No. 2 in the nation in 2007.
Source: interviewed by Jeff Walker, WKRZ, 12/6/07