The Pussycat Dolls React to Nicole Scherzinger Claiming She Sang 95% of Vocals: She’d ‘Do Pretty Much Anything’ for the Spotlight

In 2019, the Pussycat Dolls announced that they’ll be getting back together. The reunion has been delayed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, but fans can expect a worldwide tour from the band. It’s not clear if the group will put out new music as well, but the good news is that it seems like they’ve put aside their differences.

In 2012, there was a little bit of drama from the group when Nicole Scherzinger came out with a bombshell in her VH1 Behind The Music special.

According to MTV, the special revealed that Scherzinger sang most of the group’s lyrics. 

Nicole Scherzinger sang most of the Pussycat Dolls vocals

Carmit Bachar, Nicole Scherzinger, and Kimberly Wyatt from The PussyCat Dolls
Carmit Bachar, Nicole Scherzinger, and Kimberly Wyatt from The PussyCat Dolls | Neil Mockford/GC Images

In 2012, after the Pussycat Dolls had broken up, Scherzinger revealed that she was the real force behind all the music in the group. Her voice was used for the almost all the vocals, including backup vocals. Scherzinger qualified her statements by saying “I love those girls,” but her bandmates didn’t pull their weight when it came to the music.

In fact, they hadn’t even heard the album before it was recorded, even though their names were on it. Scherzinger said “We played the album for the Pussycat Dolls. It was the first time they had heard the songs … I probably did 95 percent of the album on my own.”

Her producer backed up those statements, saying that although all the girls were important, and all worked hard, Scherzinger was the one carrying everything. 

Bandmate Melody Thornton said Nicole Scherzinger singing all the songs made sense

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Melody Thornton doesn’t hold a grudge for what Scherzinger said about singing all the songs. She agrees that Scherzinger did all the singing, and that at the time that’s what made sense.  Thornton was the youngest member of the Pussycat Dolls, and Scherzinger had much more experience in the spotlight.

Although Thornton doesn’t begrudge Scherzinger for doing most of the singing, she didn’t like being in the group. Thornton won’t be coming back for the reunion tour. “I’m a singer. So for me, there’s nothing really to go back to, because the songs that we had are the songs that we had. I can’t be pressured into that, unfortunately.”

Kaya Jones claimed that there was more to the story 

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In 2012, fellow Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones agreed that Scherzinger had sung the majority of their songs. But according to Jones, it wasn’t because Scherzinger was more talented, or harder working than the other girls.

Jones told TMZ that behind the scenes, Scherzinger was vying for the spotlight. “Nicole was always someone who wanted to be in the spotlight and would do pretty much anything to get it.”

It’s true that aside from singing all the songs, Scherzinger was often in center stage during their performances. She’s usually in the middle of the group for photos as well. It could be that she’s hungry for the spotlight, or that the band’s producers wanted her to be center stage.

Either way, there was  a lot more drama behind the scenes than fans realize. 

Unfortunately there was a lot of darkness in Nicole Scherzinger’s life at the time 

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Scherzinger revealed more than one bombshell in her 2012 Behind The Music. She also told the world about her struggle with bulimia. During her time as a Pussycat Doll, Scherzinger was purposefully purging at least once a day, and she felt like the other girls knew it.

“Every time I had a second to be alone, I was doing something to myself. You get, like, blisters on your hands or scars on your hands, and I’d try to hide those. I think the girls could tell.”

In 2012, Scherzinger claimed she was winning her battle with the eating disorder. Even though she spent much of her early singing career in the throes of the disease, it was ultimately music which gave her the courage to fight her demons. “The music is what saved me. That’s the only thing I can trust.” 

It seems like she’s still going strong. She looks better than ever, and the fact that she’s up for a reunion tour suggests she is healthy and happy.