Jesy Nelson ‘quit Little Mix without telling band’ and ignored ‘blackfishing’ warnings
Jesy Nelson has been accused of fostering a gap between herself and her Little Mix bandmates by leaving the group without first speaking to them. The 30-year-old vocalist announced her departure from the band in December 2020 with a lengthy message on Instagram, explaining that she was taking a break to safeguard her mental health. However, a source has said that members Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, and Jade Thirlwall were completely taken aback by the decision, which they learned about through lawyers. The move reawakened tensions between the girls, who hadn’t spoken to Jesy in over a year.
- Jesy, 30, stunned her Little Mix bandmates by announcing her departure from the group on Instagram without first speaking to them.
- Through her lawyers, she informed management that she was leaving.
- The singer announced her departure from the band to focus on her mental health, and she began working on solo material a few months later.
- After releasing the music video for her solo single, Boyz Jesy has been accused of ‘blackfishing.
The ladies’ feud has now turned ugly and public, with Leigh-Anne accusing Jesy of ‘blackfishing,’ a phrase used to denote a white person seeking to pass as a black person, in leaked communications. Despite this, a source told MailOnline that the tensions have been building for months, saying, ‘Jesy built this scenario.’ She quit the band without informing the girls or management, and they only found out about it through her lawyers.’
‘Those around her have been supporting and protecting her for ten years and are devastated by this.’
The girls just released a statement after Jesy made her announcement, expressing their admiration for her. Leaked communications between Leigh-Anne and influencer NoHun saw the singer accuse Jesy of blackfishing in the music video for her new single, Boyz, which made international headlines this week. Jesy then appeared on an Instagram livestream with Boyz collaborator Nicki, who accused Leigh-Anne of attempting to sabotage Jesy’s new solo career and referred to her and the rest of the group as “jealous sad clowns.”
Jesy was claimed to be ‘devastated’ after that. Leigh-Anne had stirred racial hatred and a new wave of vicious trolling by telling friends she couldn’t believe “someone she once called family could be so wicked.”