The Chaotic Year of Little Mix – Jesy Nelson spat, surprised babies and took a break
Little Mix fans have witnessed an eventful year for the group after Jesy Nelson announced his departure a year ago.
The remaining members – Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – decided to continue as a trio without her, and had their plates full making new music, branching out into new career paths as well as Perrie and Leigh. -Anne becoming chrysanthemums for the first time.
However, the biggest shock came when the trio announced that they plan to take a break to work together after their final Confetti tour, which ends in May of next year.
Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne have insisted that they don’t go their separate ways but take the time to recharge and work on other projects.
As the trio prepare for their final months together, before temporarily cutting ties, here’s a look at their chaotic 2021 after Jesy leaves the girl group.
The first half of the year the girls were stranded like the rest of England, but when restrictions started to ease in May, they returned with some really good news.
Leigh-Anne was the first to make a life-changing announcement when she shared on Instagram that she was pregnant.
She and her fiance Andre Gray shared the news nearly a year after footballer Andre surprised Leigh-Anne with a romantic proposal in their backyard in June 2020.
Along with a collection of stunning images that showcased her tummy, she wrote: “We have dreamed of this moment for so long and can’t believe the dream is finally coming true …
“We can’t wait to meet you.”
Days later, Perrie announced that she was pregnant with her first baby with handsome Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Perrie, 27, shared a series of black and white photographs on her Instagram account as she showed off her baby bump for the first time to break the news.
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“So happy to be on this wild trip with my soul mate
“Me + Him = You
“We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox! ” she wrote.
After the couple excitedly unveiled they were slated to become parents, fans rushed to the comments to congratulate them.
However, it wasn’t long before the eagle-eyed followers noticed that their ex-mate Jesy had not spoken publicly to congratulate them.
Her silence on social media has left fans wondering if the quartet is no longer on good terms despite Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perry sharing their support for Jesy when she left the group months before. .
Time passed and before long Perrie announced the arrival of her firstborn.
“Welcome to the baby world 8/21/21,” she posted alongside a pair of cute Instagram snaps and later revealed that she and her partner Alex had decided to name their child Axel.
Days later, Leigh-Anne took to social media to share that she was in a love bubble after giving birth, then surprisingly announced that she had twins.
The Little Mix singer took to Instagram to announce that she had secretly welcomed two “miracle” babies.
Sharing the happy news with an adorable black and white photo of the babies’ feet, Leigh-Anne wrote: “We asked for a miracle, we were given two … Our Cubbies are here 8/16/21 . “
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Jesy vs. Little Mix begins
The same month that Perrie and Leigh-Anne embarked on their new chapters as moms, former Little Mix sensation Jesy took part in an interview where she confessed to cutting ties with the girls she’d dated. advertised in The X Factor.
Speaking to The Guardian in August, Jesy said she had not spoken to her former bandmates, but claimed there was no resentment between them.
When asked if she was still in touch with the girls, she replied, “No, not as much. Not now. I think we all need time. It’s a great thing that has happened. I still love them in pieces. They were like my sisters. “
In October, things turned up a notch when Jesy released her first solo single since leaving the group.
Jade, Perrie, and Leigh-Anne didn’t mention anything as Jesy took to the media and shared dozens of stories on her Instagram account to spark interest in her new single before it went on sale.
Her former bandmates chose to stay focused on their own efforts by taking to social media just hours after Jesy ditched her song Boyz to promote limited-edition Little Mix merchandise.
Black fishing line
Jesy was criticized by fans when she released her first solo song Boyz with Nicki Minaj.
She has been charged with black-fishing – a term that refers to someone claiming to be black or mixed race – because of her dark tan and braided hair in the video.
It wasn’t just music fans lambasting Jesy’s black fishing, as Leigh-Anne was noticed to like a TikTok video lambasting Jesy for having the same skin as Trinidad Nicki Minaj in her short story. video.
Next, TikTok sensation NoHun revealed to him a series of messages captured by a user claiming to be Leigh-Anne, where ex-company Jesy was referred to as a “horrible person.”
The chart-topping account also appeared to suggest the content creator create a video on Jesy blackfishing.
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NoHun shared a screenshot of the text messages to show a message from Leigh-Anne claiming that Jesy had blocked her, Jade and Perrie on social media.
At the end of October, Little Mix spoke publicly in the middle of the black-fishing line
Discuss with Stella from the Daily Telegraph Leigh-Anne Pinnock magazine said it was not acceptable to use harmful stereotypes.
She told the supplement, “Capitalizing on aspects of darkness without having to endure the day-to-day realities of the black experience is problematic and harmful for people of color. We believe that it is absolutely not acceptable to use harmful stereotypes. There is so much to be said on this subject that it is difficult to sum up in one word. “
The girls also confirmed that Jesy was aware of the issue as they explained it to her even before she left the group last December.
They said: “One thing that we will be clarifying regarding the situation with the ice fishing is that Jesy was approached by the group in a very friendly and educational manner.”
Before the girls spoke out, Jesy said during a live stream on Instagram: “I personally want to say that my intention was never, ever, to offend people of color with this video and my song because like I said, growing up as a young girl, that’s the music I used to listen to.
She continued, “My intention was never, ever, to want to offend anyone and, in fact, it really hurts me to have offended people and, in fact, to just hurt people’s feelings. by genuinely celebrating something I love. ”
The singer admitted that she felt lucky to be able to tan easily in the sun and claimed that Leigh-Anne has previously commented on the way she tans.
When addressing Leigh-Anne’s purported comments on black-fishing, Jesy said: “It’s just difficult for me because I was in a group with two women of color for nine years and it didn’t really matter. ‘was never touched on until the last music video I made with them. “
Leigh-Anne Pinnock started acting this year after landing a role in Britain’s first black Christmas romantic comedy, Boxing Day, which hit theaters on Friday, December 3.
The hitmaker – who presented the MOBO Awards this month – has made it clear that she wants to land more roles.
Speaking to Roman Kemp on Capital FM Breakfast, she said: “I had never performed before and this is my first big opportunity… I loved every second and would love to make a movie maybe a year. . “
Jade would like to cement herself as a songwriter.
It looks like the South-Shields native will have no problem as she has written songs for Britney Spears and Billy Porter before.
With songwriting credits for other artists already under her belt, it looks like Jade Thirlwall remains firmly in the music business.
Perrie is said to have plans to become a wellness entrepreneur and secretly create a brand – to be called Disora - that will sell clothing, cosmetics and jewelry.
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