Nicole Scherzinger, the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, performed a new solo song called “Freedom” at a concert in Sydney WorldPride in Australia on March 4.
In the song, she appeared to diss her former band, singing “I’m not that little doll you knew / She paid her dues / Now she owns herself.”
However, Scherzinger did perform several Pussycat Dolls hits during her concert, including “Don’t Cha” and “When I Grow Up.”
Scherzinger shared that she hoped to make the LGBTQIA+ community “very proud” with her new song, which is expected to be released later this year.
She said that she didn’t think it would be a gay pop anthem, but knew that it would be.
The Pussycat Dolls briefly reunited in 2019 and released a comeback single, but their plans to tour and record a new album were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic and internal strife.
In September 2021, the group’s founder, Robin Antin, sued Scherzinger for breach of contract.
Antin claimed that Scherzinger had refused to participate in a reunion tour unless she received more money than her bandmates and creative control of their shows.
The drama came to a head in January 2022 when Scherzinger posted on social media that the tour had been canceled altogether, much to the surprise of at least two of her fellow Pussycat Dolls.
Scherzinger later filed a response to Antin’s suit, calling it “a meritless effort to enforce an expired 2019 agreement.”
The case is still being hashed out in court, with a Los Angeles judge recently delaying a status conference until March 2024.»Nicole Scherzinger performs new solo song called “Freedom” at concert in Sydney WorldPride«