Pussycat Dolls Stars Claim They Weren’t Informed Before Nicole Scherzinger Announced Tour Cancellation

Pussycat Dolls performers Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta have denounced the cancellation of the group’s reunion tour, saying they were not told until an announcement was made on Instagram.

A decade after their initial split, the Pussycat Dolls confirmed towards the end of 2019 that they were reuniting for a tour of the arenas.

The group’s shows in the UK and Ireland were originally scheduled to take place in April 2020, but due to the pandemic they have been repeatedly postponed.

Since then, there have also been reports of a legal dispute between lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and PCD founder Robin Antin regarding the tour.

Earlier this week, Nicole finally announced to fans of the group on her personal Instagram page that the tour would no longer be taking place.

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Writing on her Instagram story, Nicole said: “Thank you to everyone who had tickets to see PCD – we are very grateful for your support and loyalty!

“With the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I understand the decision to cancel the tour dates.

“I have invested a tremendous amount of time, creative energy and my own finances to bring this project to life, and while I am naturally incredibly saddened by this decision, I am also very proud of what we have been able to achieve in the little time we spent together before Covid.

“I can’t express the amount of love, admiration and gratitude I have for the other girls in the group and the fans who have supported us.”

The Pussycat Dolls performed together in 2009
The Pussycat Dolls performed together in 2009

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However, soon after, Carmit and Jessica released a joint statement claiming that they had had “no official notification” on the fate of the tour.

“We want to say how incredibly disappointed we are to hear the announcement on Instagram of the cancellation of the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour,” they said. “So far, there has been no official notification on this matter.

Either way, it seems like this is the end of a chapter of an incredible life changing experience, filled with incredible memories we will always be grateful for.

“To the fans, we love you. Trust us, this is not the outcome we hoped for. We wanted it as much as you do because we all appreciate you so much and it hurts our hearts that you had to wait so long for a response, but unfortunately it’s out of our control.

The couple added, “We all dreamed that this brand would grow, especially creating the music so that all of our voices could be heard, which would be a real empowerment for women.

“Thank you to all the fans who have supported us unconditionally and love us endlessly. We will always honor the essence of the true definition of being a Pussycat Doll.

“This tour may be over, but it’s not the end of Dolls’ story. We have created a brotherhood that will live on.

Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin also released her own statement, in which she tagged all five of the group except Nicole – including Melody Thornton, who declined the offer to attend the reunion in 2019.

“We’ve all made personal and financial sacrifices, but that’s what it takes to be a team player in a ‘BAND’,” Robin wrote.

“Let’s not forget that there are five other members of this group who I care deeply about, who deserve to be heard.

She concluded, “There are truths in this situation, I just hope one day they will see the light.”

HuffPost UK has reached out to Nicole Scherzinger’s team for comment.

After debuting as a successful burlesque troupe, Robin Antin helped launch the Pussycat Dolls’ musical career in 2004, with the release of their groundbreaking hit Don’t Cha a year later.

In the years that followed, the group recorded hits with Stickwitu, Buttons, When I Grow Up and Jai Ho !, with Nicole on vocals.

In December 2020, Carmit, Jessica and Ashley Roberts also shared a cover of Santa Baby on YouTube, credited as Pussycat Dolls.

Neither Ashley nor her partner Kimberly Wyatt – who is currently training for the new Dancing On Ice series – have addressed the cancellation of the PCD tour on social media.

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