This is Jessie’s first new musical since leaving Little Mix
Jesy Nelson has released her new single ‘Boys’ today and it features a poem by Nicki Minaj — listen to it below.
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The song is a sample of Diddy’s ‘Bad Boy 4 Life’ and is the first new music Nelson has shared since announcing his departure from Little Mix.
In the video of the song, Nelson is seen troubling his neighbors with loud music as he moves to a new neighborhood and after arriving on a tour bus. Minaj later appears in the video and performs her guest poem from the garage at Nelson’s new home.
Minaj previously collaborated with Little Mix on their 2018 song, ‘Woman Like Me’.
You can see the video here:
Earlier this year, Nelson opened up right the moment she realized she was leaving the group.
Nelson, who joined the band during its formation X Factor In 2011, announced her departure last December.
talking to cosmopolitan, Nelson explained how being in the group had adversely affected his mental health and that his decision to leave Little Mix was made after having a panic attack while filming the music video for ‘Sweet Melody’.
“I immediately became a different person,” Nelson said. “I was worried. Whenever we had a music video, I would put too much pressure on myself to try to lose weight.
Describing that moment as a “breaking point”, Nelson continued: “I was in lockdown, and I had gained a little weight, but I didn’t care. And he said, ‘You have a music video in a couple of weeks’ and I just got scared.
“I went on this extreme diet, with bloody jitters, and tried to eat as little as possible. I had a panic attack on set the day of the ‘Sweet Melody’ video because I didn’t see what I wanted to appear and I just It felt so hard to be happy and enjoy myself.”
Nelson is now concentrating on his solo material, while Little Mix – which includes Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – has continued as a three-piece.