Almost nine years after The Pussycat Dolls effectively disbanded, the pop juggernaut’s leader Nicole Scherzinger says she’s down to reassemble the crew for more chart domination.
Speaking to People, Scherzinger said “your guess is as good as mine” regarding the group’s resurrection, but maintained she’s keen to get ’em all back together.
“I wouldn’t be opposed to it, because I love the girls and I miss the girls,” Scherzinger said.
“It’s been out there, but nothing is set in stone yet.”
That admission comes a year after former member Kimberly Wyatt used some media appearances to stoke interest in the idea.
A mysterious Pussycat Dolls website also appeared around the same time, suggesting a fully-fledged reunion for the Don’t Cha stars. Of course, that flicker of reunion hope was eventually snuffed out, but Scherzinger’s latest statement suggests the idea isn’t totally dead.
While the group’s obvious focal point has expressed her support for the idea, other former Dolls are less keen.
In late 2017, Kaya Jones – who recorded vocals on the act’s breakthrough album PCD, before departing on a solo career in 2005 – alleged The Pussycat Dolls was a “prostitution ring”, and that members were asked to “sleep with whoever they say.”
Representatives for the dormant act denied those claims, saying “we cannot stand behind false allegations towards other group members partaking in activities that simply did not take place.”
It’s a lot to take in, and the pop music scene has moved a long way since Buttons, but hell – there’s probably still an audience raring to flip out their Motorola Razrs at a reunion concert tour.