So, The Little Mix Girls All Unfollowed Jesy Nelson
There seems to be some drama in the Little Mix family at the moment…
All three members have just unfollowed former member Jesy Nelson on Instagram following the release of her debut solo single Boyz.
Perrie, Leigh-Anne nor Jade acknowledged Jesy’s release, instead promoting their own music on the day and posting as normal.
Jesy received some backlash after the release of her music video, which also featured Nicki Minaj and P Diddy. Speaking about claims that she was ‘blackfishing’ in the video Jesy told Vulture, “I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.
“I mean, like, I love Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know, it’s what I grew up on.
“I take all those comments made seriously. I would never intentionally do anything to make myself look racially ambiguous, so that’s why I was initially shocked that the term was directed at me.”
Jesy is still followed by the Little Mix Instagram page, so far, but Jesy only follows Nicki Minaj and P Diddy at the moment, so whether she will re-follow Little Mix when she begins building her followers again is yet to be seen…
She recently told Glamour that she hasn’t properly spoken to her former bandmates since she left the band.
Jesy announced her departure from Little Mix last November after missing multiple appearances with the band, although she recently said that people misunderstood her reasons for leaving the band initially.
Speaking to Fearne Cotton on her podcast Happy Place, Jesy said;
“I think a lot of people have misconstrued what I meant in my statement, they’re like oh, so now she’s going solo. I never said in my statement, I’m coming out of the music industry, I’m not going to do music anymore.”
She added: “I said, I’m just going to start a new chapter of my life, I just want to make myself happy. I don’t know what that’s going to be, but I need to look after myself now, make myself feel better again.”
Jesy went on to say that the pandemic gave her an opportunity to figure out what she really wants.
“We never had time to just be by ourselves and the only time I had that was lockdown, and for me, that was when I realised: Okay, this isn’t for me anymore.”
“And it sounds crazy, because obviously we were in a pandemic and there was awful things going on, but it was the first time I’d felt true peace and happiness, that I hadn’t felt in such a long time.”
Jesy added that she isn’t going to pretend that leaving Little Mix fixed all of her issues.
“I’ll never sit and lie and be like, oh, I’m so happy now, I don’t have any insecurities as that’s an absolute lie. I still have my insecurities, I still have my struggles.”
“I guess the thing that I’m better with now, is that I see little things now when I do a music video, I’m not looking on the camera and thinking, oh my God, I don’t look as skinny as Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie. And that’s what I did every single day.”
“Also, it wasn’t nice for Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie to be around when I was so down, they we’re living their dream and I wasn’t. I felt very miserable and trapped and I knew that, that wasn’t right.”
“To be compared every single day to three other girls was draining, and I couldn’t deal with that anymore,” she added.
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