: MediaTakeOut.com caught wind last week of a rumor among industry insiders that FERGIE from the Black Eyed Peas would be LEAVING the group . .. and being replaced by ANOTHER female singer.
Well now MediaTakeOut.com just spoke with a TOP music industry exec who told us that the group is IN THE WORKS of replacing Fergie, with R&B singer ASHANTI!!!
The insider, who asked to remain anonymous told 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!!
Ashanti and The Black Eyed Peas have been ON TOUR together for nearly a month.
So when can we expect an OFFICIAL announcement? Well, a little birdie tells us that they haven't yet DOTTED the I's and CROSSED the T's yet, legally. But we can expect one in the next few days.
Oh . . . and to those that think that this CAN'T HAPPEN. Black Eyed Peas member Taboo announced earlier this week that as of Nov 23rd (the group's last OFFICIAL tour date) Fergie is taking an INDEFINITE LEAVE. Taboo told the newspaper The New Times. "We have to respect Ferg. Ferg is our sister. She definitely wants to have a family, and we're happy for her."
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MTO yall are full of sh!t... I read an interview that Fergie give last week, stating " the group is not breaking up, we are just taking a break." I don't believe your story for one second... Everyone in this group is financially stable to move on without creating a train wreck by "so call replacing Fergie with Ashanti... IJS
I DON'T KNOW I THINK ASHANTI SHOULD REMAIN A SOLO ARTIST , IT WILL WORK BEST THAT WAY AND TO HER BENEFIT , TELL THEM TO RECRUIT CASSIE OR AMERIE , THESE TWO CHOICES NEEDS ASSISTANCE OR SOME SOURCE OF BACKUP , BUT ASHANTI DOESN'T OR , IS BEST SOLO, JUST MY THOUGHTS LOL.
What kinda BS is this?? They can't replace Fergie! Fergie IS the Black Eyed Peas! Without Fergie they're just some Black Eyes LMAO. love Fergie and I'll believe her over MTO's lying azz anyday! If she says they are not breaking up, then that's what it is!
You have got to be effing kidding me right now. Hahahahaha what a joke! Ashanti come on let's be real. Ashanti replacing fergie? No offense to her but come on. That's like Beyonce being replaced with the likes of Ameriie or Mariah Carey being replaced with......anybody that is not on her same vocal level. All these ladies Ientioned are great but there are stronger vocals than other and fergie was a huge presence both in group and off and they think they want Ashanti who hasn't did anything musically in years and whose image is slightly hood and vocally can't compete? It's almost an insult to her. Yikes
Y'all are dumb asses Fergie isn't leaving the band They're on a break after five years of albums and tours thats all. besides she has other business ventures to keep her busy and she wants to start trying to have children
Ashanti doest have the slunk fergie brought to the group and she doesn't rap she barely can hold a note ,no hate just facts,we will see how this works out I hope they dnt keep kicking out a.replacing members like destiny children lol follow me I get it crackin!!!! @nikkimlrenee #teamfollowback
FRED & THE CRACKHOES WITH ANOTHER LIE... WHAT'S NEW???
I love Ashanti so fu<k all yall but without fergie those dudes may as well do gay porn #no homo , it'll be the only way they get paid.
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I can't see Ashanti doing those W.P./POP songs, they should get someone like KATY PERRY,JESSIE J. LILLY ALLEN, or even NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, I would say the former PCD member, but that won't work either, if ashanti can come out w/ a house type hit, then maybe, but she mainly R&B......she should stick to it!!!!
Ashanti is as cute as the day is long but she doesn't seem to be the best candidate for such a move....despite Fergie's past issues, one thing for sure, is the girl can blow. I'll believe this when I see it.
Ashanti has a nice voice. She isn't Patti LaBelle, but she is more than Kim K, or Kim Zolczak. Murder Inc didn't showcase the best of Ashanti. Look up clips of her before she was famous. Especially Ain't a Melody. I think this "rumor" is bull, but then again, all the Ashanti hate. She doesn't REQUIRE autotune. Next to Mariah, Celine, Anita Baker, Shanice and the like I can understand some of the comments. But when you look at the "talent" of the majority of today's industry.......SPARE ME!
o_o Naw MTO you're lying. Imma need to see a linked source or a linked confirmed statement. I can't even imagine Ashanti getting funky and smooth like the BEP get from time to time. Her voice is too soft and pretty to get down dirty like Ferigie Ferg.....
When has ashanti been a "Top R&B Singer" I remember back in 03 maybe it was 02' can't recollect which exact year right now, but she had her debut album out which was just about a bunch of M.J. & DEbarge samples, so are you guys @ MTO talking about that time o_O?!
WHOEVER BELIEVES THIS IS A DUMBASS JUST LIKE MTO REPORTER'S SMH, WHY WOULD ASHANTI REALLY DOWNGRADE FROM A EXCELLENT SOLO CAREER TO JOINING A GROUP? LMFAO WHAT A FAIL MTO AND BTW THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ON TOUR FOR A MONTH DUMBASS MTO ASHANTI IS TOURING WITH DAVID FOSTER ACROSS SEAS AND THEY HAD A ONE NIGHT PERFORMANCE TOGETHER WITH THE BLACK EYED PEA'S AND WACK ASS FERGIE JUST HAPPENED TO NOT BE THERE...... SMH YALL NEED TO GROW UP LMAO AND GET SOME REAL NEWS ON THIS FAILED SITE.
AND FOR THE FAGGOT HATER'S YALL MAKE YALL SELVES LOOK PATHETIC AS FK BECAUSE IF U DON'T LIKE ASHANTI WHY YO FAGGOT ASSES CLICKING AND COMMENTING ON POST'S ABOUT HER? WHAT A EPIC FAIL SMFH.
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I would've thought Nicole Scherzinger. But Ashanti? Helllll Noooooo! She's not a dancy-energetic- type artist. Hell, she's not even a real performer. She stands still & is STILL pitchy! Or she does her infamous one-two moves she been doing since she came out...womp womp!!!
Go BEP's!!! This is exactly what we need, millionaires extending a hand to the unemployed...lol. Ashanti should have made it official with Nelly's unfaithful ass years ago, at least she's got a chance at a career now. She's not the greatest singer, but with Will.I.Am's tracks, a vocorder, and synthesizer she'll do just as well as Fergie if not moreso with her "street cred", she'll probably do very well actually.
The First person that came to my mind was Pink!! I dont think Ashanti is right for the group she has a voice for R&B.Fergie is a versatile artist and thats the kind of artist black eye peas need.Somebody like Pink,Nelly Furtado or Gwen Stanfoni.I don't think Ashanti is right for the group.
if fergie wants to have babies...aka retiring..... ashanti can sing a hook. Can she party cause black eyed peas is kind of fast pace but will is a dope producer.. it will be a interesting to see ashanti having fun... go ashanti Dont stop the party!lol
Well, looks like my reign here at MTO will soon end . I'll GUARANTEE, illuminati has infiltrated ALL of the internet SOON....Soon Forcing ALL to provide , TRUE NAME which leads to TRUE PERSONAL PHONE Numbers and TRUE HOME ADDRESSES , W.S.H.Hop like "Others" have incorporated . Guess we'll see that NEXT , at this site .( :They) LIE and say its for "protection"...WHAT CRAP!!!
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Black eyed peas is nothing without fergie! Follow @thereshajamyese
Funny how a white bitch comes to a black site and says a Hip Hop group is nothing without a white bitch.
Thats exactly why Will i am recruited Fergie in the first place. He wanted stupid white bitches like you to buy HIS music
based off racial stereotypes because the music itself wasn't enough for the masses. White skin sells...sad but true.
Truth be told Fergie can't sing worth a damn either IMO bit Ashanti does bring a sex appeal that might hold them over ... I really thought y'all were going to say Mya. Baby girl needs a come up like that.
I know Ashanti ain't done nothing in a minute, but I still feel that, based on what she has done and her style, this is not how I want to see her come back. She's an Hip Hop/R&B diva. That alternative crap they do does not suit her. Sorry.
She's actually more talented than folks giver her credit for, and definitely more talented than the music she puts out allows her to display. However, I don't think this is the comeback move for her.
But, hope I'm wrong.
I love Ashanti and if it's true I believe it really could work out. I think Ashanti wrote some songs for them, just in case people are wondering what she does, home girl is a song writer and has been since day 1, she's created many hits that people don't even know about pop & r&b and that''s why she's still relevant, that's where the money is anyway. Ashanti will stay paid regardless if she's in a group or not but either way I would love to here her sing again, I miss this chick and that dress is INSANE!!! Will I Am is about to die with her that close lol!!!
Why are a lot of ppl on here saying it's an upgrade? Fergie is a real artist with a beautiful voice, ashanti cannot hold a range or belt out a tune like Fergie...As for lead singe! MTO is always wrong about something, there are no lead singer in BEP they're a group.
I love Ashante but hell tough times call for tough measures. She gotta eat and pay her damn bills like everybody else. We all know her money is short as she hasn't had a hit in about 7 years. She dont have no solo career anymore so why not make some money by signing on with the Black Eyed Peas??? Fergie made that group though. Hope Ashanti can fill in her spot successfully
i like fergie but african americans are outta control with white skin worshipping. lmao fergie does her thing but Dayum its not that serious to hate on every black women... some r lame but if true ashanti haven't even came out with a song and yall super hating.... if kesha, lindsay lohan, katy perry, that be beyonce been singing lately why not Ashanti...
Well looks like they might as well all quit the group bc this will not work Fergie made the group..i mean once upon a time i loved Ashanti but she has not made anything & how long? plus she just dont fit in with the group..
The group would def be taking a nose dive fuc'n with ashanti....someone that had a very short lived career & is questionable bcuz she took singing lessons & was per say groomed as a singer but was a waste of time & money bcuz she's far from talented & can't dance. If she is a replacement there stock will def drop...she's not worth taking a financial risk...No Talent @ all and did I say flicked!
Ashanti? Well they'll be using that autotune machine & other voice-improving electronics more than ever w/ her in the group. I dont know about "Top R&B Star". She's a C-grade 3 hit wonder who hasnt had a song on the radio in over 5yrs. If theyre gonna reach that far down the barrel they shoulda went w/ Mya.
sayyyyy what!? Well, she'll definitely would cross over to a bigger fan base..but I think Dangerus Diva would be perfect for Fergies's replacement because she can sing and rhyme! and dance! Ashanti cant do that! Check out the diva for yourself: www.welcome2cali.com/dangerusdiva
WHAT A DISGRACE!!!!! WITH FERGIE LEAVING THE GROUP IS NO MORE!! YOUR PUTTING A BLACK WOMAN TO REPLACE A WHITE QUEEN!! THAT'S LIKE TRYING TO REPLACE A DIAMOND WITH CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!!!!! THIS IS A JOKE AND BLACK EYE PEAS WILL NOW RESORT TO SINGING IN BACK ALLEYS OR DARDEN RESTAURANTS!!!!
IF ISN'T LIGHT OR WHITE IS JUST ISN'T RIGHT!!!!
THIS IS A TOTAL FAIL!!!
ALL UP IN YA!!
There is no black eyed peas without fergie PERIOD but then again I love her as a solo artist more than the group so at least I wont have to always fast forward their parts to get to hers. Ashanti is gorgeous but I cant see her in this group mainly because the fans WILL NOT accept her as the new lead singer.
I can understand. William has a huge ego. Dude dominates 47% of every song by himself. I'm suprised the other members didn't leave sooner. Ashanti wouldn't be a good fit. "Burnt Black eyed peas" should be their new name. Or the "Will.I.ams".
This is crazy!!! Groups KILL me with this ish. If a lead singer thinks that they can hold it down as a solo artist why not launch as a solo act to begin with? Why use the other members for exposure and then leave them hanging? That's f*cked up! Ashanti is good for swinging on Nelly's n*ts and appearances--that's it. When they see no movement they will be asking Ferg to come back for more money and meth.
not sure if that was a wise business move. the bep's blew up after the white girl joined because that's what america likes. not sure ashanti will bring them the same success. I hope i'm wrong and wish them sucess because Lord knows we need positive nlack artists to take the attention away from the lil wayne's 50 cents niiki minaj rhianna's rick ross etc.
LOL, that would be the worst move ever for BEP; Ashanti can't sing for anything. They might as well just let Will.I.Am or one of those silent dudes take a crack at Fergie's verses because they'd probably sound better!
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Why df would they do that?! I hope that this really is just a rumor cuz I like my PEAS just the way they are. I like Ashanti, but she just doens't have that edge like The Dutchess has. :/