Fergie Leaving Black Eyed Peas, Ashanti Rumored As Replacement

Could Fergie be exiting the Black Eyed Peas? Rumors started circulating after the release of the groups latest album that they could be headed for a hiatus and now it’s believed the only person going on hiatus is the bands female singer.

According to MediaTakeOut.com :

“The group had been looking for a replacement for some time. Ashanti was reportedly brought onto the group’s WORLD TOUR – as sort of an AUDITION, to see if she could work with the band – and it worked out PERFECTLY!!”

“The group has been looking for a replacement for some time,” a top music industry executive chimed in.

News of Fergie’s plans shouldn’t surprise Black Eyed Peas fans since Peas singer Taboo recently spoke with the New York Times and said she was prepared to take a hiatus to spend more time with husband Josh Duhamel and work on starting a family:

“We have to respect Fergie. Fergie is our sister. She definitely wants to have a family and we’re happy for her,” he said.

Fergie’s last show will reportedly take place on Nov. 23 and industry snoops say an official announcement about Ashanti joining the band to take over Fergie’s spot is expected by the end of November.

In celebration of the Black Eyed Peas here’s one of their biggest hits “I Gotta Feeling”:

Do you think Ashanti is a good replacement choice for Fergie?

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