Jesy Nelson claims Leigh-Anne Pinnock quizzed her about her race before leaked DMs
By SEAMLESS DAILY
12 October 2021
He said :' I don't think it's appropriate for a member of Little Mix to message me after I posted a video dancing to the new Jesy Nelson song, saying that I should make a video about her being a blackfish instead.
The 30-year-old has been criticised by people who have accused her of darkening her skin and wearing wigs to look like a black or mix-raced person in the video for her debut solo single Boyz.
One of those to have appeared to be offended was her former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
Over the weekend, TikTok sensation NoHun shared a number of screenshotted messages to him from a user who claimed to be Leigh-Anne.
however, in a live instagram chat with nicki minaj jesy has claimed that she wasn't even wearing fake tan in the boyz video, which was released in conjunction with the new song.
She went on to say that Leigh-Anne had also asked her before if she was mixed-race because she tans easily.
Jesy was seen to be nodding along for much of Nicki's rant.
She said : "Immediately that person has to wear a big red clown nose and big clown boots because you 're a big f**ing clown."
Nicki also said :' A lot of women tan, get bigger lips and get stuff done to themselves' in reference to the blackfishing accusation.
Nicki went on to tell Leigh-Anne to "take them text messages and shove it up ur f**king a**" in her no-holds-barred comments.
defending herself, jesy spoke up and said :' i just personally want to say, it was never intention to offend people of colour with this video and my song.
"Like I said when I was a young girl this is the music that I listened to, these are the videos I watched and thought were the best."
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Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock has allegedly slammed former bandmate Jesy Nelson for 'blackfishing '- a term used to describe a white person attempting to appear to have black heritage.
leigh-anne allegedly claimed that and her bandmates didn't unfollow the star on instagram as has been widely reported but were instead blocked by jesy.
she is said to have made the statements in messages to influencer nohun- who shared the exchange on his instagram story.
the leaked messages show leigh-anne replying to nohun's poll, asking whether he should create a dance routine to jesy's debut solo track.
A slew of messages saw Leigh-Anne insist that 'no one knows anything' when it comes to the fallout and that she was 'raging '.
The claims that Jesy blocked her bandmates on social media come following reports that Leigh-Anne, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall had unfollowed Jesy on social media a day after she dropped her first single Boyz, featuring rappers Nicki Minaj and Diddy.
As well as the singer's personal accounts, an Instagram account for Perrie's dog Hatchi also unfollowed Jesy.
The official Little Mix Instagram account does appear to still be following Jesy, however.
NoHun has since deleted the exchange from Instagram, but shared a TikTok video in which he accused Leigh-Anne of asking him to do the band's 'dirty work' with her request that he make a video about blackfishing.
'So you want me to create content that you know is going to incite hatred and bullying to a person who has been so open and honest and vocal about how trolling has affected their mental health ? '
jesy came under fire on social media following the release of music video for her debut solo single as she was accused of blackfishing.
The Essex-born singer told Vulture in an interview : "I'm very aware that I'm a white British woman; I 've never said that I wasn't.
"but i mean, like, i love black culture.
That's all I know; it's what I grew up on."
questioned about claims that some of her instagram followers were blocked by her account after commenting that she appeared to be blackfishing, jesy said it may have been a member of her team.
The Power hitmaker later added that her management team have deleted comments and blocked users in the past, following years of trolling online.
Jesy explained that the pressure of being compared to 'these three naturally gorgeous, super teeny-tiny girls' was crippling.
The new mum penned : "She blocked us.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for both Little Mix and Leigh-Anne for further comment.
I love you guys but please don't do this.
I just wanted to celebrate that.
My intentions were never to offend anyone.
I wanted to get a wig that emulated my hair for the video. '
A source told the publication : 'Leigh-Anne had a conversation with Jesy, trying to explain why she was upset and why it could be offensive.
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