It seems there’s no love lost between ‘Ghetto Baby‘ singer Cheryl Cole and ‘Boomerang‘ belle Nicole Scherzinger.
Yes, despite their shared ‘passion’ for Simon Cowell‘s ‘X Factor‘ brand, the pair are fast becoming Pop’s latest rivals, following interesting claims made by Cole in her 2012 autobiography, ‘My Story‘. Claims, which saw her detail an awkward encounter with Scherzinger.
Now, the latter has confronted her on these claims via a spread in Fabulous Magazine.
An excerpt from her spread below:
” Apart from, that is, when the topic of Cheryl Cole’s less-than-complimentary descriptions of Nicole temporarily raises the Scherzinger hackles. In her autobiography, Cheryl accused Nicole of pitching to Simon Cowell for her judging-panel job on The X Factor in America.
But even more bizarre was the Girls Aloud star’s claim that the first time they met, Nicole launched into a full rendition of Cheryl’s No.1 single Promise This. It was, she said, embarrassing.
“I swear to God the woman sang the whole song, to my face,” wrote Cheryl in Cheryl: My Story. “It was just so awkward, and every time I stood next to her she started singing it again.”
“What I read didn’t seem like it was written to make me look very well. But I never know what to believe.
“I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope that she would only have spoken highly of me because I’ve not spoken poorly of her.”
But the quotes were in Cheryl’s book. You don’t get more horse’s mouth than that.
“I haven’t read the book, but the quotes that I have seen…”
And then something in Nicole seems to snap.
“No,” she says definitely. “No. The story is I met her once at The X Factor and I wanted to make her feel good. I said I’d heard her song on the radio and I think I sang the words ‘promise this’. But I really don’t know any lyrics after that.
“And then that is made out to be something else and I don’t understand why. I don’t understand why anybody would do that. It’s been blown out of proportion and it’s silly.”
Nicole is now probably as close to angry as she’d ever allow herself to become in public. She narrows her eyes and talks as if addressing Cheryl directly.
“I’m a very nice girl. So, be nice to me. I’m a credible artist. A very credible artist. I’ve sold a lot of albums in-ter-nation-ally. And that is the key word.”
Wow. And that, we guess, is Cheryl Cole well and truly told.”