Jesy Nelson admits it's 'sad' she doesn't speak to Little Mix anymore after feud claims

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    Jesy Nelson has admitted it’s ‘sad’ she doesn’t speak to Little Mix anymore after reports that she was embroiled in a feud with the band.

    The singer, 30, told Graham Norton there’s ‘no bad blood’ between herself and ex-bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall after the blackfishing controversy over her Boyz music video.

    Speaking to Graham Norton on his show which will air on Friday, Jesy said she ‘loved’ her time with Little Mix and ‘wishes them all the best,’ and said that after releasing her first solo single she’s hoping to record an album in 2022.

    It is what it is: Jesy Nelson has admitted it's 'sad' she doesn't speak to Little Mix anymore after reports that she was embroiled in a feud with the band

    It is what it is: Jesy Nelson has admitted it’s ‘sad’ she doesn’t speak to Little Mix anymore after reports that she was embroiled in a feud with the band

    Asked about her departure from Little Mix, Jesy said: ‘We’re not talking any more. It is sad but honestly there is no bad blood from my side, and I still love them to pieces and genuinely wish them all the best.

    ‘I loved my time with them, and we’ve got the most incredible memories together, but it’s just one of those things which needs to take time, so who knows.

    ‘To me they are still the sickest girl band in the world.’ 

    Candid: The singer told Graham Norton there's 'no bad blood' between herself and ex-bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall (pictured)

    Candid: The singer told Graham Norton there’s ‘no bad blood’ between herself and ex-bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall (pictured)

    Candid: Speaking to Graham Norton, Jesy said she 'loved' her time with Little Mix and 'wishes them all the best'

    Candid: Speaking to Graham Norton, Jesy said she ‘loved’ her time with Little Mix and ‘wishes them all the best’

    Asked about her plans for an album in the future, Jesy added: ‘An album hopefully next year. I’m still in the writing process and I don’t want to rush things.’

    Ahead of the interview, Jesy also commanded the stage as she performed Boyz for the first time on TV.  

    She donned a black leather jacket which she wore with a matching pair of trousers.

    Show: Ahead of the interview, Jesy also commanded the stage as she performed Boyz for the first time on TV

    Show: Ahead of the interview, Jesy also commanded the stage as she performed Boyz for the first time on TV

    Wearing her platinum blonde locks in a poker straight style, Jesy also sported a pair of purple trainers.

    Following the performance, Jesy joined host Graham for an interview which will air on Friday.  

    Boyz was released on October 8 and debuted at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 16 in Ireland.

    Graham has a star-studded line-up on this week’s episode with Jesy appearing alongside Dame Judi Dench and Tinie Tempah while President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen will appear to discuss their new book. 

    Performance: She performed with a group of male backup dancers with her name in lights in the background

    Performance: She performed with a group of male backup dancers with her name in lights in the background

    Looking good: The former Little Mix star donned a black leather jacket which she wore with a matching pair of trousers

    Looking good: The former Little Mix star donned a black leather jacket which she wore with a matching pair of trousers

    Outfit: Wearing her platinum blonde locks in a poker straight style, Jesy also sported a pair of purple trainers

    Outfit: Wearing her platinum blonde locks in a poker straight style, Jesy also sported a pair of purple trainers

    It comes after Jesy ‘was warned to limit her time on social media over trolling fears’, ahead of her debut solo performance on The Graham Norton Show this week. 

    According to The Sun, the singe was begged by her team to stay off Instagram and other platforms to avoid trolling she has faced in the wake of her blackfishing scandal.

    It was claimed Jesy, who has previously spoken of how vile trolling affected her throughout her career, has only been logging into her social media accounts to share fan videos before logging out. 

    A source said: ‘Jesy never thought things would pan out this way with Boyz but it’s made her more determined that ever to get things right and to make her solo career a success. 

    Success: Boyz was released on October 8 and debuted at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 16 in Ireland

    Success: Boyz was released on October 8 and debuted at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 16 in Ireland

    Change: Jesy looked in her element as she took to the stage as a solo artist for the first time

    Change: Jesy looked in her element as she took to the stage as a solo artist for the first time 

    ‘The trolling she’s faced in the past and its affect on her is no secret so it’s not an exaggeration to say she’s terrified of putting a foot wrong – sadly the past few weeks have taken their toll.

    ‘Bosses have told Jesy to keep offline as much as possible and she’s locked herself away in rehearsals with a tight-knit team.’

    Jesy has been at the centre of huge drama of late, after former Little Mix bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock previously accused her of blackfishing in the music video for Boyz in leaked messages with influencer NoHun. 

    Claim: Jesy 'was been warned to limit her time on social media over trolling fears', ahead of her performance on The Graham Norton Show

    Claim: Jesy ‘was been warned to limit her time on social media over trolling fears’, ahead of her performance on The Graham Norton Show

    Solo: According to The Sun , the singer was been begged by her team to stay off Instagram and other platforms to avoid trolling she has faced in the wake of her blackfishing scandal

    Solo: According to The Sun , the singer was been begged by her team to stay off Instagram and other platforms to avoid trolling she has faced in the wake of her blackfishing scandal

    Jesy’s Boyz collaborator Nicki Minaj then branded her former bandmates ‘jealous clowns’ on a barbed Instagram live. 

    The source added Jesy is ‘aware’ of the leaked DMs from Leigh-Anne but wants to keep ‘quiet’ to avoid a social media spat. 

    Mailonline has contacted representatives for Jesy Nelson for comment.  

    This comes as it was claimed Jesy never wanted to be locked in a feud with her former Little Mix bandmates and feels it is ‘getting a bit much’.

    The singer quit the band last December, saying she found the pressure of being in a girl group difficult to deal with.

    A source told MailOnline that Jesy believes she and the band can both exist in the music industry following the blackfishing controversy over her Boyz music video. 

    Onwards: It was claimed Jesy, who has previously spoken of how vile trolling affected her throughout her career, has only been logging into her accounts to share fan videos

    Onwards: It was claimed Jesy, who has previously spoken of how vile trolling affected her throughout her career, has only been logging into her accounts to share fan videos

    The insider said: ‘The last thing she wanted was to be embroiled in a Little Mix vs Jesy feud. 

    ‘The girls have been through a lot together and she truly believes everyone can co-exist in the industry without the war of words. The fans deserve better. It’s all getting a bit much.’     

    Jesy’s Instagram livestream with Nicki descended into chaos when the rapper accused Leigh-Anne of trying to ruin Jesy’s new solo career. 

    Jesy was then said to be ‘devastated’ Leigh-Anne had ‘sparked racial hatred’ and a new wave of intense trolling towards her, telling pals she couldn’t believe ‘someone she once called family could be so cruel.’

    However, a source clarified to MailOnline: ‘It’s not fair to criticise Leigh-Anne over this. She was just upset as were others over blackfishing, and social media is awash with it.’

    Feud: This comes after claims Jesy never wanted to be locked in a feud with her former Little Mix bandmates and feels it is 'getting a bit much'

    Feud: This comes after claims Jesy never wanted to be locked in a feud with her former Little Mix bandmates and feels it is ‘getting a bit much’

    Exit: The singer  quit the band last December, saying she found the pressure of being in a girl group difficult to deal with

    Exit: The singer  quit the band last December, saying she found the pressure of being in a girl group difficult to deal with

    But, despite a difficult week, Jesy is delighted with the chart performance of her first solo track, which charted at number four, and is ‘pouring her heart into writing new music’ with the studio becoming a ‘sanctuary’.

    An insider told MailOnline over the weekend: ‘It’s been a tough week for Jesy, but a top 5 debut solo single is a massive achievement; there hasn’t been any other UK female solo artist to do that this year.

    ‘Olivia Rodrigo is the only international female solo artist to have debuted in the top 5, so Jesy is in good company.

    ‘She’s grateful to all her fans who have supported her and the single.’

    Jesy has been focusing on her music following the row.

    Slammed: Jesy was slammed by Leigh-Anne who accused her of 'blackfishing' - a term used to describe a white person attempting to appear to have black heritage - in leaked messages

    Slammed: Jesy was slammed by Leigh-Anne who accused her of ‘blackfishing’ – a term used to describe a white person attempting to appear to have black heritage – in leaked messages

    A source told MailOnline: ‘Jesy has spent the last couple of days in the recording studio.

    ‘The studio has become a sanctuary for her; and she’s been pouring her heart and soul into writing new songs.  

    ‘Jesy wants to focus solely on her music and solo career and not get caught up in any further feuds with other artists; she’s got some big plans for the future and upcoming music.’

    Meanwhile, Jesy was never planning on releasing an album this year, contrary to recent reports.

    According to The Sun, the singer’s upcoming solo record would not be released until 2022 due to recent controversies.

    A source said: 'The girls have been through a lot together and she truly believes everyone can co-exist in the industry without the war of words. The fans deserve better. It's all getting a bit much' (pictured L-R Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards)

    A source said: ‘The girls have been through a lot together and she truly believes everyone can co-exist in the industry without the war of words. The fans deserve better. It’s all getting a bit much’ (pictured L-R Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards)

    However, a source told MailOnline Jesy was never planning on releasing her album this year and has chosen to keep a ‘dignified silence’ following online trolling over blackfishing claims. 

    An insider said: ‘To claim that an album would be released after one single release is literally laughable and obviously was never part of the plan.   

    ‘Jesy is still in the studio recording new music and a second single is in the works. Anybody working in the music industry knows that an album would never follow one single release. 

    ‘Jesy has been subject to severe trolling over the past couple of weeks and has kept a dignified silence despite the vindictive swipes against her.’

    An official spokesperson for Polydor said: ‘An album was never planned for Jesy Nelson in 2021 and therefore these claims are untrue.’ 

    Release: According to The Sun, the singer's upcoming solo record would not be released until 2022 due to controversies over her single Boyz and a feud with former bandmate Leigh-Anne

    Release: According to The Sun, the singer’s upcoming solo record would not be released until 2022 due to controversies over her single Boyz and a feud with former bandmate Leigh-Anne

    It comes after a source told The Sun: ‘There was lots of excitement that the album would be ready in time for Christmas. Jesy spent months in the studio at the top of the year after leaving Little Mix and had loads of songs ready to go. 

    ‘But the rollout for Boyz took a long time and the team and Jesy don’t want to release an album after only putting out one single. The hope now is that a full collection will follow next year.’  

    It comes after Jesy’s sister Jade has shown her support for her younger sister as she faces blackfishing claims.

    Jade, 34, broke her silence on the row as she took to Instagram to share a post about people ‘bullying’ her sister, which appeared to be a dig at her former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

    Jesy was slammed by Leigh-Anne who accused her of ‘blackfishing’ – a term used to describe a white person attempting to appear to have black heritage – in leaked Instagram messages.

    In the post, she wrote: ‘When bullies deliberately, and under-handedly set out to hurt someone they never expect to get caught. That’s why they try to get other people to do it for them.

    ‘However, when they are exposed for and the victim simply stands up for themselves the bully quickly tries to turn the tables to make the victim take the blame. That’s what bullies do.’

    She continued: ‘I was taught never to be intimidated by bullies, but to stand up for myself when I have been wronged.

     ‘My sister was targeted and bullied throughout her career. The people who knew her best knew the exact extent to how bullying affected her.

    ‘They should also know the potential impact of this new wave of bullying could have.’

    She warned: ‘Is this really what you want to do? Please all of you, media and everyone, just stop, because you know her heart, her authenticity, her complete accepting and uncritical nature, I know you do.’

    Jesy, who has previously apologised for any offence caused with the blackfishing claims, appeared to appreciate her sister’s post as she ‘liked’ the message. 

    The Graham Norton show airs on Friday at 10:35pm on BBC One. 

    Sister, sister: Jesy's sister Jade has shown her support for her younger sister as she faced blackfishing claims following the release of her Boyz music video

    Sister, sister: Jesy’s sister Jade has shown her support for her younger sister as she faced blackfishing claims following the release of her Boyz music video

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