Jesy Nelson’s new music video has triggered enormous controversy with Leigh-Anne Pinnock allegedly asking an influencer to name her former bandmate out for “blackfishing”
Jesy Nelson’s new music video has triggered an enormous backlash after the singer was accused of “blackfishing”.
The 30-year-old has been criticised by individuals who have accused her of darkening her pores and skin and carrying wigs to seem like a black or mix-raced individual within the video for her debut solo single Boyz.
A type of to have seemed to be offended was her former bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
Over the weekend, TikTok sensation NoHun shared various screenshotted messages to him from a person who claimed to be Leigh-Anne.
In one of many messages, Leigh-Anne allegedly urged the influencer to create a video about Jesy being a blackfish.
Getty Pictures for Bauer Media)
She went on to say that Leigh-Anne had additionally requested her earlier than if she was mixed-race as a result of she tans simply.
Jesy mentioned: “Leigh-Anne even mentioned to me within the group ‘Are you certain you are not mixed-race since you go darker than me within the solar?'”
The alleged feedback by Leigh-Anne did not sit nicely with rap sensation Nicki, 38, who went on an enormous rant about Jesy’s former pal.
Nicki hit out at Leigh-Anne for working with Jesy for nearly 10 years in hit band Little Combine earlier than rapidly turning in opposition to her as soon as she give up.
She mentioned: “Instantly that individual has to put on an enormous purple clown nostril and massive clown boots since you’re an enormous f**ing clown.”
The Anaconda singer additionally mentioned that a lot of ladies get tans and faux lips, and it doesn’t suggest Jesy is attempting to seem like she is not white.
She continued: “There are many ladies out right here in america that tan, get greater lips, get all forms of s** accomplished to themselves.
“I put on blonde hair, straight blonde hair right down to my toes if I wish to after I wish to, contacts, no matter, I do regardless of the f**okay I need.
“So long as you are not hurting anyone or talking unfavourable about anyone’s race or tradition, it’s best to be capable of get pleasure from your make-up, your physique nonetheless you wish to.”
Jesy was seen to be nodding alongside for a lot of Nicki’s rant.
Nicki went on to inform Leigh-Anne to “take them textual content messages and shove it up ur f**king a**” in her no-holds-barred feedback.
Jesy finally thanked Nicki for standing up for her and added that it was by no means her intention to trigger aggravation.
She mentioned: “Whereas we’re on this topic I personally wish to say my intention was by no means ever to offend folks of color with this video and my track.
“Like I mentioned after I was a younger lady that is the music that I listened to, these are the movies I watched and thought have been the most effective.”
Do you will have a narrative to promote? Get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or name us direct 0207 29 33033.