*It looks as if there will be a change in the line-up of the Black Eyed Peas.

BEP’s Fergie has been wanting to go on hiatus so she can focus on starting a family with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel, and it is rumored that singer Ashanti will replace Fergie as the lone female member of the group.

Fergie is planning to take an indefinite leave of absence after the BEP’s last scheduled show of Nov. 23.

Ashanti was reportedly brought onto the group’s world tour as an audition to see if she could work with the band. Ashanti has been touring with BEP for the past month, and according to insiders, she has fit in perfectly with the group.

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

There will reportedly be an official announcement sometime this month.

Taboo told the New York Times, “We have to respect Fergie.  Fergie is our sister. She definitely wants to have a family and we’re happy for her.”