Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock ‘makes dig at Jesy Nelson’ as band kick off Confetti tour

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock reportedly made a dig at former bandmate Jesy Nelson over the weekend.

Singer Leigh-Anne, 30, is rumoured to have made the jibe during her band's first performance of their Confetti tour in Belfast.

Leigh-Anne is said to have altered the lyrics of Little Mix's song Gloves Up to eliminate reference of Jesy, 30, being in the band after she quit in 2020.

The mum-of-twins looked stunning in a yellow skin-tight jumpsuit as she sung to the crowd in Saturday at Belfast's SSE Arena.

As she belted out their song Gloves Up, fans expected her to sing the line: "Legend of the four divas", but Leigh-Anne is said to have sung "three" instead, according to claims.

OK! has contacted Leigh-Anne's representatives for comment.

Leigh-Anne was embroiled in a bitter fallout with the now solo-artist Jesy after she left the band.

Rumours of an argument began to swirl shortly after Jesy released the video for her debut single Boyz and was accused of blackfishing.

Jesy later released a statement to hit back at the claims and told Vulture: "I'm very aware that I'm a white British woman; I've never said that I wasn't."

"I love Black culture. I love Black music. That's all I know; it's what I grew up on."

Meanwhile, TikTok user NoHun, whose real name is Raurie Williams, took to social media on Sunday 10 October to claim to his 343,000 fans that in shared screenshots of messages he apparently received from 28 year old Leigh-Anne's account, she allegedly called Jesy, 30, a "horrible" person.

The messages claimed that NoHun "should create a video around Jesy black fishing" – which means to accuse someone of pretending to have Black or mixed race heritage – in the video to her new solo single Boyz.

Leigh-Anne, who had not long given birth to her twins, later broke down in tears as she discussed the feud and insisted: "You know my character".

She choked up as she continued: "You know my character, anyone that meets me knows much f**king character."

Later, Leigh-Anne explained how they "approached" Jesy over black fishing concerns in the past.

In an interview with her fellow bandmates Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirwall in October, Leigh-Anne said: "Capitalising on aspects of blackness without having to endure the daily realities of the black experience is problematic and harmful to people of colour.

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"We think it’s absolutely not OK to use harmful stereotypes. There’s so much to say on that subject that it’s hard to sum up in a sound bite."

Months on, it's been reported Jesy wants to put the feud behind her as a source told OK!: "Jesy doesn’t like that her leaving the band has been dragged up again.

"She had her reasons for leaving the group and it’s a chapter that she’s wanting to finally close."

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