Nicole Scherzinger Says She Originally Didn't Want To Cover 'Jai Ho'

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Originally Didnt Want Coverjai Ho

In a story published on the Desi Hits! Web site on Friday, [artist id='1841713']Pussycat Dolls[/artist] lead singer [artist id='1632950']Nicole Scherzinger[/artist] admitted that

'So, we were on tour at the time — we were in London, and we all went to go see the movie — and while we were doing our shows, I just worked on the song,' she continued. 'It's an honor to be part of this project in any way, before all the Oscars happened, because the story is unbelievable.'

So after finding out she would have to not only rewrite the song's Hindi lyrics, but do it while PCD were wrapping their Doll Domination tour, Scherzinger had no choice but to buckle down and work.

'It's crazy how the whole thing came about,' she said. 'It just happened so quickly. I'm a writer, and I've been fortunate enough to write for the Dolls, but when they asked me to look at the movie and do my own version, I was really afraid to take on the task of rewriting the lyrics,' she said. 'Because I thought the movie was so profound, I didn't know how to make sure I kept the integrity of the movie and the love story, but also make it cool enough for the Pussycat Dolls and for people all over the world to connect to.

'I just followed my heart and I came from a very spiritual place,' she continued. 'I just wanted people no matter where they are, whatever relationship they're in — be it spiritual or a guy/girl relationship — to be able to connect to the song. So it was kind of unbelievable to be able to do that. I hope people don't hate it!'