At a stop on [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist]' Circus tour in Phoenix on Friday night, [artist id="1841713"]Pussycat Dolls[/artist] member Melody Thorntonmade an eyebrow-raising comment about the group.
According to Perez Hilton, who also posted a video of the incident, Thornton, who is from Arizona, thanked the crowd during a break in the show. She also said to them, "Thank you for supporting me even though I'm not featured!" regarding the recent billing of the Dolls as "Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger" on some recent singles.
"That's right, Phoenix," she shouted to the crowd. "Let me hear you! What's up everybody? I'm Melody and I'm a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Let me give a shout-out to my family. Thank you for supporting me, even if I'm not featured. You know what I'm saying?"
Thornton added that young people in the crowd should follow their dreams in spite of any setbacks. "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 screaming audience. "Don't give up on your dreams and don't let anyone stomp on them ever!"
On the band's latest single for their song "Hush Hush," as well for their recent single "Jai Ho"(with "Slumdog Millionaire" composer A.R. Rahman),
the girls have been billed as the Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger.
A rep for the group had not granted MTV News' request for comment at press time.