During an interview with Notion magazine, The X Factor judge claimed she decided against recording the Calvin Harris produced tune after previously releasing a string of dance hits.
The Boomerang singer told the publication: "I passed on We Found Love. I've got the demo of that song and I was busy at the time.
"They'd sent me a few dance tracks and I wasn't able to get to them and I was like, 'Oh there's so much dance and I want to take a break from it'."
Scherzy went on to add that after much deliberation, she missed out on the song, claiming: "That was my fault. I slept on it."
As well as passing on the track to RiRi, Nicole also admitted that she rejected Gnarls Barkley's hit Crazy, while also revealing the Pussycat Dolls were once offered Lady Gaga's debut single, Just Dance.