Nicole Scherzinger in Wylde: Instead Of A Feminist, I'm A Feline-ist

Posted Tuesday November 26, 2013 12:48 PM GMT

Stepping out of the recording studio, Nicole Scherzinger fronted the latest issue of Wylde magazine.

While rocking a few poses for the fierce David Newton-shot spread, the former Pussycat Doll dished about defining herself as a "feline-ist" and revealed how making music is helping her get through her breakup with Lewis Hamilton.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Scherzinger's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Wylde!

On her approach to feminism:
"Instead of a feminist, I'm a feline-ist. I'm always a Pussycat. Everyone always has a Pussycat Doll inside of them. When I think of that, I think of a woman who is growing into herself, knowing who she is, owning who she is, loving and accepting who she is. Not only that but being fearless - that lioness part in her to go after what she wants. Even when she doesn't feel fearless, she keeps going. I guess that's what I mean by a 'feline-ist' - being someone who is loving and accepting of herself, who is getting to know why they are as a woman, as a girl."

On her music:
"Right now I'm just working in the studio on music for me personally, going through whatever I'm going through and it's really just very raw and stripped back and not what people would ever expect from me. I don't know what I'm making that for but I'm making it, I think for selfish reasons, for my therapy right now. For me, when I say selfish reasons I mean I'm not doing it for radio, I'm not doing it looking for a number one. I'm doing it because it's my way of getting these real, broken emotions out... getting the heartbreak out. It's for me - not the industry. It has to be cathartic, absolutely. It's therapeutic - it helps to get you through. You can't be a feline-ist and fierce and fearless having only gone through great things in life. It's these broke moments that really make you, and build character and build that strength. And build that lioness in you."

Photo Credit: David Newton for Wylde

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