Did Leigh-Anne Pinnock's birthday speech target Jesy Nelson? Singer vows to speak up
Amidst all the drama going on between Little Mix members and their former singer Jesy Nelson, band’s singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock celebrated her 30th birthday with her loved ones. The 30-year-old crooner was joined by her fiancé Andre Gray, sister Sairah and a few other nearest and dearest ones on Saturday, October 16.
Leigh-Anne, who recently gave birth to twins, gave an emotional speech while reportedly addressing the video where she was mocked by Nicki Minaj during her Instagram Live session with Jesy Nelson. Nicki and Jesy recently collaborated for the latter’s solo debut single called ‘Boyz’. The queen of hip-hop had blasted Leigh-Anne during the Livestream after Little Mix got embroiled in a drama of accusing former bandmate Jesy of blackfishing.
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Was Leigh-Anne Pinnock's 30th birthday speech aimed at Jesy Nelson?
According to The Sun, Leigh-Anne’s speech included her talking about getting a voice and she will now continue to use it. On the occasion of her 30th birthday, an emotional Leigh-Anne asserted, “I'm 30 years old, I know my character - you know my character, anyone who meets me knows my f***ing character. That is all I care about.”
She continued, “I am so proud of everything I have achieved; a beautiful fiance I'm pretty much obsessed with, and the two most perfect f***ing babies.” The British crooner further stated, “Everything I stand for, everything I am fighting for, it is for them and I will never stop”, concluding, “I have found my voice now and I will continue to use it. Tonight, we celebrate life, health, good friends, and amazing family - I love you all." Singer’s footballer fiancé Andre then extended his support while taking over the mic. “We haven't finished yet, it's my turn… If anyone has anything to say, come and find me.” He added, “The one thing I will do in my life is protect my family. If you blogger d***heads want to come and talk, if you try and disrespect my baby mama, my wife, my kids, there is a going to be a problem."
What is Little Mix and Jesy Nelson beef all about?
Jesy Nelson had quit Little Mix in December 2020 citing mental health issues. She then most recently dropped her debut solo single ‘Boyz’ for which she got accused of blackfishing. It was then reported that the members of Little Mix had unfollowed Jesy after the song’s release whereas, Leigh-Anne claimed that it was Jesy who blocked them and not the other way round. Leigh-Anne reportedly divulged these details while replying to TikToker named NoHun who then shared a screenshot on Twitter where the former dubbed Jesy as a “horrible person.” However, the credibility of the screenshot has not been verified yet.
Nicki Minaj jumped into the fray with the intention to extend her support to Jesy. Nicki claimed that Leigh-Anne was a clown and the female emcee had also deleted a comment on TikTok where she called Anne’s fans “bully.” Nicki said, "When you try to bring someone down because you see them continuing to try and pursue their careers, you are a f***ing clown. And let me tell you, there's a lot of women out here in the US that tan and get bigger lips. As long as you're not hurting anyone you should be able to embrace your body, your make-up." Jesy Nelson, on the other hand, has been very open about her mental health issues and the trauma she faced when she was part of the group.