Pussycat Dolls credit Lizzo and JLo for challenging norms in music industry following backlash

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The Pussycat Dolls Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt seen at BBC Studios performing for The One Show. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
The Pussycat Dolls Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt seen at BBC Studios performing for The One Show. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

But the group believes Jennifer Lopez helped to make revealing costumes and steamy routines acceptable.

"You’ve got J-Lo at 50 who’s looking as fabulous as ever, and Lizzo who is all about self-love and owning it. It’s a new era, and there’s no rules anymore," Jessica tells Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Nicole thinks it's important that performers who are women feel empowered when they're on stage saying, "I mean, if there is a time to be more provocative it’s when you’re grown up, when you’re comfortable in your skin and you fully accept yourself, right?"

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Meanwhile, Kimberly fired back at the critics of the group insisting there is nothing wrong with their choice of stage outfits. The singer says she's more than happy to let her daughters watch her perform.

"They love it, they love seeing it and I love bringing them ... I think it’s a really positive and important message for my girls to see and understand what that means," says Kimberly. 

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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