Russian Duo t.A.T.u Have Abandoned Their Lesbian Image/CTV.ca/Canada
Before Madonna and Britney shocked the world with a kiss, there was TaTu.
The duo, whose name in Russian is short for "This girl loves that one," shot up the charts with driving rhythms, catchy melodies, and an image of two schoolgirls in love against the world.
Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova were the first group from Russia to score a hit on the pop charts, selling over 8 million copies of their debut CD.
Now, as they get set to record their follow-up CD in Great Britain, a new element has popped into the mix. One of the girls, 19-year-old Volkova, is pregnant by her married lover.
And the girls who once claimed they had sex three times a day with each other are playing coy.
"If I stroke Lena's hand, does it necessarily mean we're lesbians," Volkova told CTV News. "Would you say the same thing if I kissed my mother?"