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Singer Nicole Scherzinger presented a new solo song, titled Freedomin which he takes aim at his former bandmates, the members of the Pussycat Dolls.
Scherzinger dots the i’s in the lyrics, singing things like, “I’m not that doll you knew” (referring to “Dolls” from the Pussycat Dolls). “(That doll) She paid her dues / Now she owns herself “, continues the text. A way to officially break away from the group, with which the former frontman has a controversial lawsuit.
But let’s take a step back: the Pussycat Dolls were a very famous group in the mid-2000s. The band members briefly reunited in November 2019, releasing in February 2020 a single that marked their comeback, a song entitled react.
A tour and a new album were planned, however the projects foundered due to the pandemic and due to internal conflicts within the group.
Nicole Scherzinger sued by band founder
In September 2021 the founder of the Pussycat Dolls, choreographer Robin Antin, sued Scherzinger for breach of contract, alleging the following: the singer would refuse to participate in a reunion tour unless she got more money than her bandmates and creative control of their shows.
The drama hit a fever pitch in January 2022 when Nicole Scherzinger posted a statement on social media that the tour had been canceled altogether, much to the surprise of at least two of the Dolls members.
The disappointment of the bandmates
“We want to say how incredibly disappointed we are to learn of an announcement made on Instagram that the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour has been cancelled,” Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta said in a joint statement at the time. “There has never been any official notification of this.”
The lawsuit will go on for a long time
The American Magazine Page Six it exclusively reported at the time that Scherzinger filed a response to Antin’s lawsuit, which it called “a futile effort to enforce an expired 2019 settlement.” Recently Page Six confirmed that the case is still being processed in court and will be for a while, as a Los Angeles judge recently postponed a situation briefing to March 2024. However, Nicole Scherzinger is now singing a song whose lyrics seem instead make a final decision…
“I’m not that little doll you knew”, says the lyrics of the song Freedom
Nicole Scherzinger’s new solo track seems to mention her release from the group the Pussycat Dolls starting from the title: Freedomwhich in Italian means freedom…
In addition to veiling in the title the concept that she would finally be freed of a burden – that of the ensemble of which she was a part of despite herself – the singer puts the dots on the i also at the level of the following verse, in which she sings thus : “Please allow me to introduce myself / I’m not that little doll you knew / She paid her dues / Now she owns herself”.
Translated: “Please allow me to introduce myself / I’m not that little doll you knew / She paid her dues / Now she owns herself”.
It really seems that the pop star is declaring that she is now only and exclusively a solo singer, and that therefore she no longer owes anything to the group with which she achieved success in the 2000s.
“Stand aside, please,” he sings to Robin Antin
Freedom it continues with other very eloquent lines, which seem to sing them (both in and out of metaphor) to Robin Antin.
“I’ve got a new attitude down inside of me / I’ve got a new pair of shoes / Step aside, please”. “I’ve got a new attitude inside of me / I’ve got a new pair of shoes / Please step aside.”
After which Scherzinger quotes the following words: “I’m through working for you / Was killing me to compromise / Bi**h, I just woke up redefined.”
“I’m done working for you / It was killing me to compromise / Bitch, I just woke up different.”
The song Freedom was sung by Nicole Scherzinger last March 4 during the Sydney WorldPride in Australia, an event of which the pop star was the headliner.
But then Nicole Scherzinger sang several hits by the Pussycat Dolls…
However, it should be noted that at the Sydney WorldPride in Australia Nicole Scherzinger then sang several hits by the Pussycat Dolls during her performance. Then, after emphasizing her newfound freedom and her independence from the band she officially quits, she then sang the Pussycat Dolls hits, including Don’t Cha And When I Grow Up… A bit inconsistent but the same rule always applies: the show must go on.
Before the concert, Nicole Scherzinger (who, in addition to being a singer, is also well known as a judge on the TV show The Masked Singer) said he hoped to make the LGBTQIA+ community “very proud” with Freedoman upbeat dance track that should be released later this year, a source exclusively revealed to the US magazine Page Six.
“Not I believe which will be a gay pop anthem. I know that it will be,” said Scherzinger, 44, al Daily Telegraph’s Confidential.