Leigh-Anne fans slam Nicki Minaj's 'clown' remark over 'blackfishing' allegations
Nicki Minaj slammed Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock for accusing her former bandmate, Jesy Nelson of 'Blackfishing'. Minaj and Jesy collaborated for her debut solo 'Boyz' which has caused quite a controversy since its release this weekend. The rapper appeared on an Instagram live with Jesy on Monday, October 11, to discuss their new song 'Boyz', when Minaj attacked Leigh-Anne for 'asking an influencer to do a video slating her for "blackfishing".
Blackfishing is a term used to define a White person taking on black cultural references for their own gain. Jesy was criticized by fans who accused her of darkening her skin and wearing wigs to look like a black or mix-raced person in the video for 'Boyz'. During the Instagram live Jesy said, "My intentions were never ever to offend anyone and it actually does really hurt me that I may have offended people and like hurt people's feelings by genuinely celebrating something that I love." Jesy then implied that her tan was the result of a trip to Antigua shortly before filming her debut solo clip. Minaj added, "There ain't nothing new with white people wearing wigs."
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Minaj called Leigh-Anne Pinnock a "clown" for allegedly messaging a TikTok influencer about Jesy's "blackfishing". "You don't have to come out and try to ruin anyone. Let her [Jesy] have her time. If you was in this woman's group and you ain't talk about this sh*t for 10 years and as soon as you see she's got a video coming out with Nicki Minaj and Puffy now you're sending the stations text messages and all this sh*t." Minaj further said that lots of women get tans and fake lips, it doesn't mean Jesy is trying to look like she isn't White. "There are lots of women out here in the United States that tan, get bigger lips, get all types of s** done to themselves, " she added.
Nicki Minaj addresses Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne after leaked screenshots allegedly show her criticizing Jesy Nelson for “Blackfishing”:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 11, 2021
“If you want a solo career baby just say that… If that’s how you felt, why were you kiki’ing with her & being in videos with her for 10 years…” pic.twitter.com/uyyLezu0SJ
'Attacking Leigh-Anne for no reason whatsoever'
Leigh-Anne's fans clapped back at Minaj and Jesy for 'attacking Leigh for no reason' and posted tweets like, "Not them invalidating leigh for speaking out her concerns about Jesy’s tan. She did not do a whole documentary about racism to be called a clown. Not on my watch." Another fan wrote, "Leigh has done absolutely nothing wrong." One person tweeted, "Doing this over a white woman who is in the wrong. disappointed" Another tweet read, "Not Nicki attacking a black woman? Wow." One fan wrote, "Attacking leigh-anne for no reason whatsoever. What sad lives they live." Another said, "How many times do we need to tell people Leigh and her family tried to adress the situation to Jesy for years now and that mixer been trying to educate her especially after the Sweet Melody MV ? Stop thinking it has something to do with her solo career it happens way before that."
Not them invalidating leigh for speaking out her concerns about Jesy’s tan. She did not do a whole documentary about racism to be called a clown. Not on my watch. pic.twitter.com/p3zMcsAFAC— Edits💓 (@bestlittlempics) October 11, 2021
leigh has done absolutely nothing wrong.— alfie (@planetyoona) October 11, 2021
doing this over a white woman who is in the wrong. disappointed— Sim 🌷☬ | she/her (@armixer191) October 11, 2021
Not Nicki attacking a black woman? Wow.— Mando (@JloBardi) October 11, 2021
attacking leigh-anne for no reason whatsoever. What sad lives they live.— perries petal🌷 (@lmachieve) October 11, 2021
How many times do we need to tell people Leigh and her family tried to adress the situation to Jesy for years now and that mixer been trying to educate her especially after the Sweet Melody MV ? Stop thinking it has something to do with her solo career it happens way before that— Lisa (@sweetmixerland) October 11, 2021