The claws came out during a Pussycat Dolls show when Melody Thornton had a few backhanded comments for one of her groupmates.
The girls are the opening act for Britney Spears’ Circus tour, which made a stop in Phoenix Friday night. Although, they aren’t headlining, they’re still kind of a big deal, so they made sure to talk to fans during their set.
“Thank you for supporting me even though I’m not featured,” Melody, a Phoenix native, said during a break in the show.
This comes after recent billing for their songs and shows have been inconspicuously changed to “Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger.” Melody went on to offer encouragement to screaming fans.
“And I feel like it’s my responsibility to say to all the little boys and girls in the house tonight that myself and Ashley Roberts are examples that you can do anything that you want to do," she said to the audience. "Don’t give up on your dreams and don’t let anyone stomp on them ever!"
– Sonya Eskridge