Jesy Nelson laughed, while Nicki Minaj brutally reprimanded Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock for their “leaked messages” accusing her former bandmate of “blackfishing”.
The 30-year-old star appeared on an Instagram livestream with the US rapper this evening as they collaborated for their debut single, Boyz.
Earlier in the day, Nikki appeared to take a swipe at Leigh-Anne when the affected No Hun posted a series of private messages allegedly sent by the new mother asking her to “do a video”. [Jesy] Being a Blackfish”.
Blackfishing is a term used when a white person uses black culture and aesthetics to their advantage.
The DM said Jesse “blocked and cut” Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall.
Posting to her Instagram Story, Nicki wrote ahead of Insta Live: “Jessie, we got all these Jelly Beach actin real messi” — and as the evening went on, she didn’t hold back.
Furiously hitting out at Leigh-Anne, Nicki reprimanded the singer for “waiting until Jesse is separated” from Little Mix before speaking out – claiming she was “jealous and insecure”.
She said: “When you try to put someone down because you see that they are constantly trying and advancing their career, you are a clown. And let me tell you, there are a lot of people in America. There are women who are taut and get bigger lips.
“As long as you’re not hurting anyone, you should be able to embrace your body, your makeup.”
While Jessie remained silent but regularly nodded in agreement on camera, Nikki said: “If you’ve ever done business with someone you send a text message when they try and do something else, they’ll end up getting it.” Let’s try – you’ve already finished your f**** yourself. You won’t go anywhere because your heart isn’t right.”
Discussing the “hate trains” of people wanting to end Jesse’s career, he continued: “What we won’t have is someone to waste and people and influencers to talk badly about this girl.” To send a text message.
“Unless someone is pretending they’re a race they’re not and lying, sweetheart, text them and elevate them above your f***ing a** because when you clown are**t i want to talk to you and talk to you like you’re a clown.
“You don’t even have to try to ruin anyone – you’re in this women’s group and don’t talk about it for 10 years and now you see she has a video coming out with Diddy? Those Print the texts eject messages and top them up a**.
“If you want a solo career, just say it – you can go out and do your music, you don’t have to attack anyone else. It screams insecurity, you are jealous – only jealous people Do things like this, and now you look like one big jealous burden.”
Print out those text messages and add them to your a**.
Jesse did not directly address Leigh-Anne’s situation, but she laughed at Nikki’s giggle, and later thanked her for defending her.
She also insisted that she didn’t mean to offend anyone—and that her tan and curls are completely natural.
Jesse has been accused of blackfishing on several occasions over the years — with a source telling TODAY that Leigh-Anne, who has Barbadian and Jamaican ancestry, shot Jesse last summer while filming a BBC documentary on racism. Was warned about her look.
The insider told us: “Leigh-Anne chatted with Jesse, trying to explain why she was upset and why it might be offensive. She felt she had to address this when making a documentary on racism, But it clearly fell on deaf ears.
“For Jesse to now claim that it’s never been mentioned to him before is really rude. It’s upsetting that he hasn’t taken it on board.”
Jesse says he has only faced accusations of “blackfishing” since leaving the group, insisting: “The whole time I was in Little Mix, I never got to. Then I came out [the band] And people were suddenly saying this.”
But a source close to the band claims that even Little Mix’s management warned him about it when he braided his hair three years ago.
Leigh’s alleged leaked messages come after all three of the Little Mix girls unfollowed Jessie on Instagram over the weekend — as related to Perry’s dog Hatchi.