On The Rocks

Album: Big Fat Lie (2014)
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  • Nicole Scherzinger has had her share of heartbreak due to her on/off relationship with Formula One star Lewis Hamilton. She told BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Scott Mills that the lyrics for this heartbreaking song came from an emotional place. "This song is really personal to me, and I love it," she told the DJ before he debuted the track. "It's a break-up song so wait til you hear it. It pretty much explains when you hear it you get it."
  • The song's music video was shot in Los Angeles. "It's my favorite video I've ever done. Some real shenanigans," Scherzinger told Scott Mills. "It's black and white, it's very cinematic and I just wanted the video to not feel like a music video and just really authentic and really raw.

    "It's good. I never really say that about my stuff but this is GOOD," she added. "You are gonna weep like a baby, and then you'll be like, 'I'm never gonna get on her bad side!' This is all about girl power, this song is very empowering."

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  • ShellyMy opinion is 1 of my favorite music video. Nicole Scherzinger you nailed this one !! Been out for awhile however it will forever be a catcher! !!
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