Pussycat Dolls’ Carmit Bachar Said The Group Split Up Because Of Nicole Scherzinger
In an interview with The Sun, Carmit Bachar blamed Nicole Scherzinger’s jealous of Ashley Roberts as the reason that the Pussycat Dolls broke up. Here are highlights:
On why the Dolls split up: “Nicole was jealous of Ashley. She felt threatened by her — like people would prefer her because of the way she looked. Ashley had that iconic American thing going on — blonde hair, blue eyes. It was the look Nicole seemed to want but could never have. No one could understand why Nicole was so jealous. She was an exotic beauty with a look that most girls would kill for. But she always had a thing about blonde girls. Ashley knew that Nicole was jealous of her and it made her feel uncomfortable. It was a hideous undertone in the group. After the Dolls fell apart, Ashley was in tears. It was a tough time for everyone in the band. But with Ashley being the way she is, it was particularly hard on her. With all the craziness that was going on, Ashley and I went to see a woman who helped us get back to a spiritual place.
“Christel Hughes has been a force for us. She helps us heal ourselves. She’s a bit of everything — clairvoyant, medium, spiritual healer. She’s not a psychic but she can get messages from your spirit guide — she can see stuff no one could possibly have known. She helps guide you to find clarity. She has helped us a lot over the years and she definitely helped Ashley after the Dolls split. I think it was even Christel who advised Ashley to go on I’m A Celebrity. Ashley told me she felt it was her calling to go on the show.”
On Lewis Hamilton being interested in Melody Thornton before Scherzinger: “I left the group right before Nicole got with Lewis. We ran into Lewis lots of times — in clubs in Amsterdam and here and there — and the chemistry I saw was between him and Melody, not him and Nicole. Melody and Lewis were popping off! I remember someone telling me about Lewis and Nicole and I was like, ‘What?’ He was interested in Melody first. It was all Melody!”
On more problems Scherzinger caused for the group: “One of the best shows we ever played was Live Earth in London. We were performing alongside Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas. There were tens of thousands in the crowd at the O2 and billions watching worldwide. But it was also at Live Earth where the trouble began. Nicole messed up the walk on and the first song and we all followed her lead. It was really embarrassing. Also, her vocals were off. Afterwards, Nicole blew up — ranting and raving — and some of the girls, including Ashley, left the room because they were so upset. That was the beginning of the end. I think Nicole got it into her head that she was the real star and would be better off on her own. She started travelling in her own tour bus and the divide between her and the rest us just got bigger. Nicole chose to isolate and alienate herself. There was constant bickering. Ashley was always the sensitive one back then. She would often call me late at night crying her eyes out. I know Nicole’s attitude got to her. Nicole basically wanted to be front and centre all the time. We were expected to work our a***s off to boost Nicole and her own career. The situation became unbearable.”