What has Jesy said about blackfishing?
Jesy has previously responded to accusations of blackfishing.
In an interview with Vulture last Friday, the solo artist spoke about her love of “black culture”.
“I love Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on,” Jesy said. “I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.
“I take all those comments made seriously. I would never intentionally do anything to make myself look racially ambiguous, so that’s why I was initially shocked that the term was directed at me.”
Where does Little Mix come into all of this?
As the blackfishing allegations unfolded, it was reported that the remaining members of Little Mix (new mums Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, as well as Jade Thirlwall) unfollowed Jesy’s Instagram account.
That was until Leigh-Anne’s alleged DMs leaked where the singer told TikTok influencer NoHun that Jesy had “blocked” them and “cut (them) off”.
It is worth emphasising that it has not been proved whether these DMs are real.
How is Nicki Minaj involved?
It was on Monday night when Jesy’s Boyz co-singer Nicki Minaj shared her two cents on the situation.
Jesy and Nicki were live on Instagram when the Anaconda singer brought up those alleged DMs from Leigh-Anne.
"Sweetheart, take them messages and shove them up your a*s,” Nicki said. "Don’t come out to try and ruin anyone, let her enjoy this time. Print them text messages out, buss that a*s open and shove it up your motherf*****g a*s.
“If you want a solo career baby girl go ahead and say that. You don’t have to attack someone else, if that’s how you felt, why [was] you kiki’ing with her for 10 years?
“It screams insecurity, it screams that you’re jealous. And now you just look like a big jealous bozo.”
The Super Bass singer also defended Jesy regarding the blackfishing backlash, claiming that “as long as you’re not hurting nobody or speaking negatively about someone’s race you should be able to wear whatever you want to”.
After Nicki had finished, Jesy chimed in to thank her collaborator, saying: “‘Thank you babe, honestly that means a lot. While we’re on this subject, I just want to say my intention was never meant to offend people of colour with this song.
“I just wanted to celebrate that, that era of music because it’s what I love. Genuinely it actually does really hurt me that I may have offended people and hurt people’s feelings just by celebrating something I love.’”
Leigh-Anne, Perrie and Jade have yet to comment on the situation.
Where do Jesy and Little Mix stand now?
For the moment, there seems to be a bit of distance between Jesy and Little Mix.
“Hopefully at some point in the future we can all come back together. I love them. They are my sisters in so many ways, but for the time being we just don’t talk," Jesy said.
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