Singer Nicole Scherzinger has been the subject of a lot of controversies lately!
Over the weekend, “The Masked Singer” judge told her fans that the reunion tour had been canceled because of COVID-19. However, that was news to other members of the group who didn’t get the memo!
In a statement on her Instagram Stories, Scherzinger said, “Thank you to everyone who had tickets to see PCD – we are so appreciative of your support and loyalty!”
“With the ever-evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I understand the decision that the tour dates had to be canceled,” she continued.
“I have invested a huge amount of time, creative energy, and my own finances into bringing this project back to life, and while I’m naturally incredibly saddened by the decision, I am also very proud of what we were able to achieve in the short amount of time we had together before COVID.”
“I can’t put into words the amount of love, admiration, and gratitude I have for the other girls in the group, and the fans that have supported us.”
“Stay safe and healthy – Love and blessings,” she concluded. “Nicole xo.”
It’s still unclear whether the reunion tour is on or off, but what’s clearly still on is a lawsuit against Nicole from Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin!
Nicole Scherzinger Issues Formal Response To Pussycat Dolls Lawsuit
On Tuesday, Scherzinger filed a response to the lawsuit, according to Page Six. Scherzinger is denying that she breached the 2019 contract by asking to renegotiate the terms of the contract after COVID-19 caused venues to cancel the original tour dates.
According to the original contract, Nicole was supposed to make only 49% of the reunion profits. With things on hiatus, Antin alleges that Nicole is refusing to perform until her contract is renegotiated to give her 75% of the profits. Nicole also wanted to be given complete creative control, as alleged by the lawsuit.
Scherzinger’s attorneys, Howard E. King and Stephen D. Rothschild, said that Antin’s suit was “a meritless effort to enforce an expired 2019 agreement.” The court documents also claim that the tour had been “canceled due to the pandemic” and not rescheduled as Antin seemed to indicate.
In a joint statement, her attorneys said, “Nicole Scherzinger asked to negotiate terms for a new tour in 2021, instead of agreeing to Antin’s demand that the old agreement govern the new tour. Had Antin participated in the negotiation in good faith instead of stubbornly trying to revive the old agreement, the likelihood is that the parties would have reached an agreement for the new tour.”
They also accused Antin of “mismanagement” and “defamatory efforts publicly to shift blame” onto Scherzinger for canceling the tour.
Robin Antin Posts Her Own Statement: ‘There Are Truths To This Situation’
Although The Pussycat Dolls’ official Instagram page has posted their rescheduled UK and Ireland tour dates, there is still no official word of cancelation from their public social media channels.
On January 8, Antin released her own message to fans insisting that she and the girls were still waiting on re-scheduled reunion tour dates to be confirmed, leaving fans with hope that the reunion tour wouldn’t be scrapped after all.
“Myself and all the girls have been waiting on the re-scheduled reunion tour dates for a long time,” she began. “All of us working so hard to make it happen. We have been so excited to go out & connect with such incredible fans and give them what they truly deserve.”
“All of us have made personal & financial sacrifices, but that’s what it takes to be a team player in a ‘BAND’,” she continued. “Let’s not forget there are 5 other members of this group who I care for deeply, who deserve to be heard. To all of our beautiful fans, we’ll see u soon. We love you!”
“There are truths to this situation, I just hope one day they see the light,” she added.
Two other members of the group, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar, also released a joint statement on Instagram after Nicole’s message announcing the cancelation.
“We want to say how incredibly disappointed we are to learn of an announcement made on Instagram that the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour is canceled,” they wrote.
“As of now, there has been no official notification of that,” they added.
“Either way, it seems as though it’s the end of a chapter to an incredible, life-altering experience filled with some awesome memories that we will forever be grateful for.”
“To the fans, we love you. Trust us, this is not the outcome we had hoped for,” the statement went on. “We wanted it as much as you because we appreciate you all so much and it hurts our hurts you had to wait so long for an answer, but unfortunately it’s out of our control.”