Nicole Scherzinger `turned down a place in the Black Eyed Peas`

London: Nicole Scherzinger has made some pretty bold claims in her latest interview, saying that she was originally offered what went on to become Fergie`s place in the Black Eyed Peas, but had to turn it down because she was contracted elsewhere.

The former Pussycat Doll added to fashion and music magazine Notion that she turned down Rihanna`s Calvin Harris hit song `We Found Love` before the Bajan beauty recorded it, the Mirror reported.

"I got the demo of that song and I was busy at the time. They`d sent me a few dance tracks and I wasn`t able to get to them and I was like, `Oh, there`s so much dance and I want to take a break from it.` That was my fault. I slept on it," she said.