Black Eyed Peas have admitted they have always felt like a trio - even when Fergie was in the band.
The 'Where Is The Love?' singer didn't rejoin the rest of the group for their comeback earlier this year, and will.i.am has insisted it wasn't a difficult transition going back to the original lineup with Taboo and APL.DE.AP.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, he said: "Returning to the trio that we were wasn't something which felt jarring or foreign to us.
"When we started the group we were a trio and even when we were a quartet, we were a trio. Because we are the origins of what we created, it's not foreign at all."
Fergie joined the group in 2002, with the group first getting together 12 years earlier.