June 2014 was a month in which various things happened in ‘the world at large’. But how did these things impact lexicon abuser Nicole Scherzinger? Let’s find out shall we.
In June the amazing ‘Your Love’ by Nicole Scherzinger charted in the UK at Number 6.
How cool. And June is the month of my birthday.
Indeed. In the grand scheme of things how happy on a scale of 1 — 10 does a UK Top Ten single make you?
Yeah I’m really happy. On a scale of 1–10? I don’t know. For me, I felt like the song was a Number One. (Laughs) I worked that hard for it to be a Number One. I was hoping for it to be a Top 5 but I’m grateful that the fans supported me and I know they got behind me even if the record wasn’t being played.
You milked a goat to promote it.
I did everything to promote it. My fans are the ones that got it to Number 6 so for my fans' support, I’d say a 10.
Does it lessen how you view a single if it’s not had chart success?
I still love it regardless, I just think everybody else is crazy.
Also in the month of June, a massive sandstorm helped along by record high winds hit Tehran causing power blackouts in the Iranian capital.
But where do you keep the candles in your house?
I’ve got candles all over my house.
Are they scented?
(Excitedly) Yes! Some are scented, some are not.
What’s your favourite candle scent?
I love redcurrant. If you get the Votevo candles, I think it’s the Bailes, the black one, it’s lovely. Either that or vanilla.
Now that you’ve mentioned them in an interview hopefully we'll all get sent loads of them.
(Laughs) I’m sorry, hang on…[speaks to a lady called Grace] will you look this up? It’s Bailes…Grace, will you look it up? Bailes I think it is. Is that the one I like? From Diptyque.
Anyway, also in June Vodafone revealed that the governments of six countries have a permanent link to monitor communications throughout Vodafone's networks.
What would we learn about you if we had access to your last three text messages though?
Oh wow. Erm. What would you learn about me if you had access to my last three text messages? (Thinks for ages) Just that I’m very spiritual and I keep in touch with my family and my loved ones. That’s a hard question. Let’s move on to the next one.
Also in June, Scientists in Minnesota discovered that rats can feel regret, mainly about missed opportunities when it comes to their food.
When was the last time you regretted not having a dessert at a restaurant?
Rap? Like rap music?
Oh what is it again?
Rats can feel regret about food or something. When was the last time you regretted not having a dessert at a restaurant?
I can’t remember because when I want something I eat it. I’ve got a very sweet tooth. If anything I would regret if I ate too much. The last thing I had today was a Picnic bar.
Okay. How was that?
Last time we spoke you mentioned you’d once eaten blowfish semen. How much money would we have to give you for you to try that delicacy again?
Oh no amount of money in the world… Or maybe just £5m.
The word ‘adorkable’ was added to the Collins English Dictionary in June after a vote of Twitter users.
Are you disappointed that shamazing was never added to the dictionary?
Oh yeah I think shamazing is way better than adorkable. Shamazing just rolls off the tongue. Adorkable is cute but definitely shamazing should be added.
Are there any new hybrid words you’ve been working on?
We were saying ‘smazing’ which is a shortened version of ‘it’s amazing’. ‘Smazing’.
I’m always coming up with silly things that don’t really make any sense.
In June, Tortoiseshell cat Poppy — who was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-lived of her species — died at the age of 24.
Do you think cats have it easy and should they be made to work?
Erm… That’s a weird question. I mean, I don’t know what kind of stuff they would do.
They are very lazy.
They’re quite arrogant I think.
Are you more of a cat or a dog person?
I’m a dog person. But then I don’t know, it sounds so mean, putting a cat to work. What would they do? It’s like putting a dog to work.
But dogs do work! They collect dead animals for hunters and work on farms. They herd sheep.
Yeah it would be cool to see cats being able to do that.
June also brought faeces news: analysis of the oldest reported trace of poo added weight to the view that Neanderthals ate vegetables and not just meat.
Could you ever be vegetarian though?
Yeah, definitely. I’ve been vegetarian a couple of times in my life. I actually only eat white meat. I could be vegetarian but a vegan is another thing. I’ve been to vegan restaurants and I mean if you read what’s on the menu that they’re giving you it does not sound appetising, however when you eat it it tastes a lot better. They make magic happen with just nothing. With just air, beans, nuts and seeds.
What are your views on dairy?
I love dairy.
Handwritten lyrics of Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan sold at auction in June for a record $2m.
What’s your favourite Nicole Scherzinger lyric?
‘Big Fat Lie’’s got a couple of cool lyrics; “California days they say it never rains so why does my makeup seem like it’s never dry”.
Isn’t it true that California are in the middle of a massive drought?
I have no idea because I’m in London all the time where it does rain.
Finally, also in June, three men who escaped from a jail near Quebec City via helicopter were recaptured in Montreal.
Have you, Nicole Scherzinger, ever been in a helicopter?
Yes of course.
How was it? It looks dangerous.
It’s magical, it’s cool. You get a proper bird’s eye view of wherever you’re going. I find it fascinating.
Have you ever been in a hot air balloon?
I have not but that would be awesome.
Maybe you could get that as promo time, get some journalists in a hot air balloon.
Big Fat Hot Air Balloon.
Like when Rihanna took everyone on a plane, you could take everyone on a hot air balloon.
Thank you Nicole Scherzinger for that fascinating insight into your thoughts on the month of June 2014. We hope you had a satisfactory year and wish you all the very best for 2015.