Members of The Pussycat Dolls have launched conflicting statements in regards to the alleged cancellation of their extremely anticipated and repeatedly delayed reunion tour.
Lead singer Nicole Scherzinger took to her Instagram Story on Friday to announce that the “tour dates had to be canceled” because of the “ever-evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic.”
“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 this decision, I am also very proud of what we were able to achieve in the short amount of time we had together before COVID,” she wrote.
Scherzinger, 43, concluded her assertion by saying she “can’t put into words the amount of love, admiration and gratitude” she has for the lady group and their followers.
“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. As of now, there has been no official notification of that,” Bachar, 47, and Sutta, 39, started.
“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,” they continued. “To the fans, we love you. Trust us, this is not the outcome we had hoped for. We wanted it as much as you because we appreciate you all so much and it hurts our hearts you had to wait so long for an answer, but unfortunately it’s out of our control.”
Bachar and Sutta went on to say that though the tour could by no means come to fruition, this “is not the end of the Dolls story,” as they’ve “created a sisterhood that will live on.”
Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin appeared equally hopeful in regards to the group’s future, writing on her Instagram Story early Saturday that they have been nonetheless “working so hard” to make the tour occur.
“All of us have made personal & financial sacrifices, but that’s what it takes to be a team player in a ‘BAND,’” Antin, 60, wrote. “Let’s not forget there are 5 other members of this group who I care for deeply, who deserve to be heard.”
She concluded, “There are truths to this situation, I just hope one day they see the light.”
The group’s two different members, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt, haven’t publicly addressed the alleged tour cancellation.
The Pussycat Dolls, who dominated the pop scene within the 2000s with hits together with “Don’t Cha,” “Stickwitu” and “When I Grow Up,” introduced in November 2019 that they have been again collectively and occurring tour. They additionally launched a comeback single, “React.”
The worldwide tour was because of launch in April 2020, however the unfold of the novel coronavirus led to a number of postponements.
In the midst of the delays, Antin filed a lawsuit in opposition to Scherzinger in September 2021 accusing the singer of refusing to take part within the tour except she was given a majority share and full artistic management within the reunion.
Scherzinger’s lawyer, Howard King, later known as Antin’s claims “ludicrous and false,” telling Page Six in an announcement, “Nicole loves and respects the PCD fans and hopes to one day be back on stage performing the group’s amazing hits for them. Sadly, this will not happen under these circumstances.”