Melody Thornton Talks Statement Being See-Through Dress, Going Solo, More

Melody Thornton is on a mission to stand on her own two feet after leaving the international hit group, The Pussycat Dolls. In her road to recovering, she recently released the mixtape P.O.Y.B.L (Piss On Your Blacklist), where fans can really see her identity as a solo singer. In a recent Interview, Thornton opened up about the project, in addition to discussing becoming a solo artist, and her infamous see-through dress at the recent Elle women in music event, which caught a lot of media flack.

Coming From a Group to Being a Solo Artist…“The differences in the transition from a group to perusing a solo career consist of a constant mental struggle within myself, to continuously remind myself that my true purpose in this life is to sing and inspire people as opposed to feeding into any negativity or preconceived notion about me as result of coming from a manufacture. I think it is important for people to remember what you see in a movie, play, a fantasy isn’t always real life. We as entertainers are always evolving and changing. In the case of the PCD {Pussycat Dolls}, we were all playing our parts. I came from little to no opportunity so I absolutely would not revoke my decision to be a part of that group {Pussycat Dolls}. I just continue to work on my music and allow the world to see what kind of artist Melody is. “

Inspiration Behind Latest Mixtape P.O.Y.B.L (Piss On Your Blacklist)…”The title has edge and makes a very strong statement. I remember always feeling disconnected from my peers in school, not always being liked and my style not always embraced by others. I think back to what my parents always told me, to be a leader not a follower. It’s not about fitting in or wanting to be part of the ‘cool’ group,P.O.Y.B.L. means. don’t fight to fit the standard of popular opinion, be yourself! If you believe in what you are, the rest of the world will follow.”

Statement For See-Through Dress…“I caught a lot of flack for it; at the end of the day I was making a statement with that dress. I love the look of the 60’s and 70’s. I’m inspired by how brave some of the women of that era were with their fashion given the setbacks during the time. Jane Birkin was my influence in this case as well as Donyale Luna. She was the first black model to grace the cover of British Vogue and Naomi Sims. I am firm with the criticism, come and get me HAHA. I am an artist and I have the goods to back it up.”

Check out the rest of the interview HERE.

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