LITTLE Mix fans have slammed Nicki Minaj after she took a series of swipes at Leigh-Anne Pinnock amid the Jesy Nelson blackfishing row.
The American rapper, 38, shocked her followers after she branded Jesy’s former bandmate a “clown” and claimed she was bullying Jesy because she was jealous of her solo success.
Nicki and Jesy appeared in a live stream together last night to address the blackfishing – the practice of a non-black person trying to appear blackhe practice of a non-black person trying to appear black – backlash.
It came after influencer No Hun posted a series of private messages allegedly sent by the new mum Leigh-Anne that asked him to “do a video about [Jesy] being a Blackfish”.
The Sun also reported that Leigh-Anne had warned her about blackfishing prior to the video.
During their livestream, Jesy giggled while Nicki, who raps on Boyz, slammed Leigh-Anne over the “leaked messages”.
After the stream had ended, Nicki wrote on Instagram: “Ayo Jesy!! We got all Leigh jelly btchs akkin all messy #Boyzoutnow.”
Soon after she swapped Leigh’s name for the word ‘these’ but the original comment had already been seen thousands of times.
The superstar added: “Don’t call things out when they benefit your personal vendetta to ppl. Call them out immediately once you see it chile. Don’t wait a decade after you’ve made millions with the person.”
She also tweeted: “JeLeigh btchs actin real messy. ~ if you know someone has been suicidal from bullying in the past, why try to get a bunch of ppl to bully them again about smthng else, on an even bigger scale? Shame on you— that’s rlly sad. You don’t know what ppl can deal with. Mental Health (sic).”
Little Mix followers were left furious over the comments and took to Twitter to slam Nicki and accuse her of targeting Leigh-Anne.
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One person wrote: “Nicki minaj is really sitting here bullying Leigh Anne and sending her fans to join in and for what??? Things you don’t even know are true.. ur obsessed hun.”
A second added: “How you going to dedicate an entire day to bullying leigh knowing full well her experience of racism for the past decade AND THEN COME OUT WITH MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS?????? make it make sense.”
While a third ranted: “And what about Leigh’s mental health? What do you think you’re doing rn is? Stop talking about mental health when you’re clearly bullying someone online without even knowing the whole story. You’re just embarrassing.”
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