Little Mix ‘s Leigh-Anne Pinnock has allegedly had her DMs leaked online as TikTok sensation NoHun called the star out.
Over the weekend NoHun revealed a string of screenshotted messages supposedly from Leigh-Anne where she she called ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson a “horrible person”.
The account also suggests NoHun should create a video on Jesy ‘blackfishing’ – a term referring to someone who is pretending to be black or mixed-race – in her new video Boyz.
NoHun shared a screengrab of the text message chat – of which there is no confirmation that it is legit – and a message from Leigh-Anne claiming Jesy blocked her as well as Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards on social media.
The exchange came after NoHun asked fans if he should perform a routine to Jesy’s debut solo track on his Instagram story.
The account that is supposed to be Leigh-Anne’s replied to NoHun with a “no” before he asked the hitmaker: “Omg Leigh Anne I thought you were all ok.”
Taken aback he added: “Wtf.”
Leigh-Anne’s account then offered a content idea to NoHun by writing: “Do a video about her being a black fish instead.”
NoHun replied: “I’m low-key hurt” before Leigh-Anne claimed that Jesy was responsible for the strained relationship with her ex bandmates.
The new mum penned: “She blocked us. Cut us off. Horrible person.”
Afterwards, NoHun uploaded video on TikTok slamming Leigh-Anne for trying to get him to do her “dirty work.”
He told his followers: “I don’t think it is very appropriate that a member Little mix singer should message me after I posted a video of dancing to the new Jesy Nelson song saying I should make a video about her black fishing.
“Instead, you want me to make content that will insight hatred and bullying to someone who has been open about how online trolling has affected their mental health and made them suicidal.”
The content creator called on Leigh-Anne to speak out herself as he added: “If you are that concerned about it – rather than being shady and trying to get other people to do your dirty work – why don’t you speak out on it yourself? You’ve made a documentary about it why don’t you speak out what’s this compared to a documentary what’s this?
“It doesn’t make any sense to me because you won’t speak out on it because that will affect your opportunities your brand deals, movies, music career but you don’t mind me taking the fall and affecting my opportunities.”
Sharing how the messages upset him, he went on: “She caused me f*cking distress, I was up to 7am crying I’ve been up all night. I’ve been a little mix fan my whole life and you just ruined my experience for me it feels like it’s all been a lie.”
Last week, Jesy came under fire on social media following the release of music video for her debut solo single as she was accused of blackfishing.
The song – titled Boyz – features American rapper Nikki Minaj and P Diddy even makes a cameo in the video which oozes nostalgia due to the early 2000s aesthetic.
However, viewers watching the highly-anticipated video were less than impressed to see Jesy sporting a deep tan in the footage as well as braided hair and took to social media to blast the white British singer – who hails from Essex – for cultural appropriation.
Jesy later responded to the backlash saying that she is “aware she is a white British woman”.
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The Essex-born singer told Vulture in an interview: “I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.
“But I mean, like, I love Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on.”
Questioned about claims suggested that some of her Instagram followers had been blocked after accusing her of blackfishing, she suggested that it may have been a member of her team who had done it on her behalf.
After the interview, Jesy’s management told the publication that the comments had been deleted and users blocked by her team.
She said in a statement: “I know comments relating to this had previously been deleted from my IG account, I only found out afterwards that a member of my management team had deleted comments.
“I’ve spent years being bullied online, so I limit the amount I go on socials. My management team have access to my account & they were trying to protect me & my mental health.”
The star quit Little Mix last December, saying it was necessary to protect her mental health.
“I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard,” she told fans at the time.
She has since taken swipes at life in a girl band in several interviews given since her exit.