Black Eyed Peas Through The Years…..
“Weekend” Featuring Esthero
“Boom Boom Pow”
Not sure if you’ve heard this or not, but apparently Fergie wants to take a hiatus from Black Eyed Peas to focus on motherhood and family. Understandable. Especially considering the long string of hits BEP has had in the last few years and Fergie’s own solo success. Surely, she’ll be able to take a few years off and not be strapped for cash.
For those that followed BEP from the beginning, you know that Fergie wasn’t always a part of the lineup. Ironically, their biggest commercial success wasn’t until she joined the group. So, needless to say, she’s a pretty valuable asset at this point. Her strong, commanding voice and quirky rap singing make a good fit for a group that was already eclectic from the start. But Fergie’s no stranger to line up changes either. She used to be a member of the girl group Wild Orchid.
Here’s the kicker though…Fergie may be replaced with Ashanti. ********crickets chirping*******. Yes, Ashanti! Don’t get me wrong, Ashanti has had her share of hits and image wise she looks the part, but I don’t see how she would be edgy enough to fit into the Black Eyed Peas lineup. Plus, she hasn’t been all that relevant in recent years if you ask me. Don’t understand this one. I’m hoping this is just a rumor and BEP will opt to wait for Fergie to come back….
Do you think Ashanti has what it takes to pick up where Fergie left off?