March 21, 2005 17:10


The Neptunes call time on side project…

Production team THE NEPTUNES have called time on their band N.E.R.D.

According to Pharrell Williams a record company dispute had forced an end to the group.

"N.E.R.D is dead. I don't agree with the management at Virgin Records so we're done," he told Radio 1. "Me and Chad (Hugo) still do what we do in the studio, Shay is still our best friend, you know, perhaps we'll do some music for our fans and leak it to the internet or something, who knows?"

Virgin Records have yet to comment, though Williams added he is not looking to make recriminations.

"I've been very quiet about it for the last two years,” he explained. “I'm not here to slander or throw dirt, I'm just not happy so therefore N.E.R.D is expired."

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