No sooner had Moscow dolls Lena Katina and Julia Volkova reunited as t.A.T.u. for a performance at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi earlier this month than they just as quickly broke up…again. Hell, there was even supposed to be a new single released by the duo last week! Alas, according to Lena, it was not meant to be for version 2.0 of the “All The Things She Said” singers.
“Hi guys! Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you,” Katina wrote on the duo’s Facebook. “You probably had heard about t.A.T.u. promo tour in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Today all the t.A.T.u. events we cancelled. Including t.A.T.u.’s concerts in Minsk (Belarus) and Moscow.”
Below is Lena’s full post about what she claims went down between her and Julia (hint: if you’re a fan of drama, you’ll be very satisfied), as well as a YouTube clip of her announcement of the breakup. (It’s not in English, so grab your favorite Russian translator.)
Lena wrote the following:
For the reason of incorrect behavior from Julia’s side concerning me, I must announce that our future collaboration has become absolutely impossible. Aside from many crude and hurtful statements made about me, Julia gave me an ultimatum: she declined to participate with me in t.A.T.u. if I do not comply with her and her team in all aspects regarding the creative direction of t.A.T.u.. Otherwise she will find a different red-headed, curly-haired girl to replace me.
Besides that, I was threatened with the fact that Julia, using her close ties to the heads of Channel 1 Russia, will shut down my solo project in Russia. In this instance I consider our future collaboration to be impossible as well as communication between us.
I am sad that our fans’ hopes of a t.A.T.u. reunion will not come true. I hope you understand and I want to say thank you for loving and supporting me always. Thank you.
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