Despite her cool, calm and collected appearance on the X Factor judging panel, Nicole Scherzinger has got herself into trouble recently with her former Pussycat Dolls bandmates.
Nicole recently claimed she did ‘95 percent of the vocals’ during her time in the band.
But this has got the goat of former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones.
Kaya, who left the band in 2006, has blasted Nicole’s claims and even brandished her a ‘stuck-up diva’.
“Nicole was always someone who wanted to be in the spotlight and would do pretty much anything to get it,” Kaya told TMZ.
“To call the other girls in the Pussycat Dolls ‘window dressings’ is a bit farfetched ... every girl in the group was talented.”
Kaya was in the group with Nicole from 2003 to 2006, and left the band just before they got big with their debut album, though she was a member when their smash song Don't Cha was released.
She left the band to pursue a solo career.
Nicole’s version of events
The feud started when Nicole slated the rest of the Pussycat Dolls, and claimed she was always the main focus of the band because she was the most talented.
She said: “I love those girls. They're like my sisters. But people don't even know the whole story. They have no idea. I was in the centre because I was singing.”
She estimated she 'probably did 95 percent' of the singing.
“I hope I don't get in trouble for the stuff that I say, but I'll never forget I finished the album, PCD, and Ron and I brought the girls into the studio and we played it for them,” the 34-year-old added.
“It was the first time they'd ever heard the music. Do you understand what I'm saying? We played the album for the Pussycat Dolls. It was the first time they'd ever heard the songs.”
The album's executive producer Ron Fair backed up her version of events.
He said: “Melody sang a bit here and there, but the records were Nicole, with the exception of an occasional ad-lib. They were Nicole. It was her.”