The Pussycat Dolls are putting those last minute touches for their performance tomorrow night on the MTV Movie Awards and they confirmed with MTV that not only is Timbaland heavily involved with their new album, he's executive producing it:
"This [MTV Movie Awards performance] is a big deal for us. We just want to kill it. It's all about the Dolls right now, and we're coming strong," said Nicole Scherzinger, the de facto leader of PCD. "We feel really good about this new album, we feel really good as a group, and we feel like this new album is really the next level for us. If you liked the first one, you're going to love this one."
"We're working with some of the same crew on this one. Timbaland is executive-producing, Cee-Lo Green is on it, Polow Da Don, Sean Garrity — they're on it too," Scherzinger said. "There are songs on the album that people wouldn't expect from PCD — some smooth, slow jams, some alternative jams. We're really coming ferocious with the music this time out."
The Dolls will perform their first single "When I Grow Up" which is ironically produced by Rodney Jerkins. Here's a preview:
I say ironic because many years ago there was talk that Timbo and Darkchild had beef. Case in point: go and listen to the end of Ginuwine's "All Nite All Day" with the little interview interlude. At the time, there wasn't too many other big producers producing "girl's albums" except Darkchild so it was always thought to be a diss. Thankfully times change.