The backlash from the poor performance the Black Eyed Peas dished out at last Sunday's Super Bowl has been rough. The bad reviews continue to pour in across the internet and are showing up in celebrity rags from New York to Los Angeles.
While no upcoming show dates have yet been cancelled for the BEP, some venues have been less than kind when it comes to allowing the group into their clubs.
One such club, Sing Anotha Brotha, a hip hop karaoke bar in West Hollywood, California has been a popular hangout for the Black Eyed Peas for over a year. The owner, Barry White, no relation to "the" Barry White, says that the Black Eyed Peas make their way into his club at least once a month to sing along to their hits and fine-tune their acts. But now, says White, they just aren't welcome.
"I caught their act in person at the Super Bowl," says White, "and I can't, in all good conscience, subject my regular customers to that caterwauling any longer. We've been putting up with it, but lately, they just aren't on their game and it's driving business away."
The Black Eyed Peas say they are trying to negotiate with White to get back into his good graces, but the two auditions they recently gave just didn't live up to the hype. "Until they can show me they're serious about music again, and not just about the fancy costumes," said White, "they can just toddle on down the street and peddle their a cappella elsewhere."