Eagle eyed Little Mix fans have noticed that former member Jesy Nelson has been notably silent since Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s documentary Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop and Power aired on BBC One last night.
Fans hoped this week’s mutual affection between Jesy and the girls had thawed with the exchange of social media congratulations following their historic Brits win as Best British Group. The fact that there is some underlying beef between Jesy and Leigh-Anne seemed to come to a head recently when their announcements about Jesy’s tell all interview in Cosmo and Leigh-Anne’s pregnancy clashed.
The documentary is a moving piece of film with Pinnock exploring her racial identity and how it has affected her time in the band. She had previously been effusive when Jesy’s documentary regarding her terrible trolling experience aired in 2020.
Mixers on Twitter were pretty upset about the whole thing, one fan said: “Now I’m not gonna lie, I do feel like Jesy should’ve posted about Leigh-Anne’s documentary somehow” – and there were threads of comments from fans along the same lines.
It’s no surprise that being in a band can be incredibly intense, with no successful pop group being immune to the phenomenon. Let’s hope that they can patch things up and get back to supporting one another ASAP.
Check out the trailer for the doc below, it’s on iPlayer if you want to give it a watch (it’s brilliant).