Leigh-Anne Pinnock opens up about the recent drama between Nicki Minaj, Jesy Nelson, and herself.
The Little Mix star got emotional during a speech which was to address the incident at her 30th birthday celebration on Saturday.
In a video acquired by the Mirror, Leigh-Anne can be heard saying:
“I’m 30 years old. I know my character, you know my character, anyone that meets me knows my f–king character. That’s all I care about.”
The entire time of her address, fiancé Andre Gray was at her side, as Pinnock’s family and friends applauded, seemingly in agreement with her statement.
Gray had a message for Minaj and anyone who had any intentions of being disrespectful to his partner, saying:
“She’s my baby mother, my wife. If you’re going to try and disrespect my baby mother, my wife, my fiancée and my children, there’s gonna be a problem.”
Only days before Leigh-Anne’s birthday party, Minaj and Nelson took to Instagram for a Livestream, in which the ‘Trollz’ rapper attacked the Little Mix star, claiming she had “selective outrage” amid backlash over Nelson’s appearance in her recently released music video for ‘Boyz,’ which featured Minaj, over accusations of ‘blackfishing.’
Minaj said in the stream, addressing alleged leaked screenshots between Jesy and Leigh-Anne:
“Sweetheart, take them text messages and shove it up your f**king a**,” Nicki said. “When you do clown sh*t, I gotta treat you and talk to you like you a clown. [You] don’t have to come out and try to ruin anyone. Let her enjoy this time.”
Nicki went on to allude that Leigh-Anne was acting jealous and being a hypocrite, saying that the Little Mix star was “in this woman’s roof and you ain’t talk about this sh*t for 10 years.”
“And as soon as you see she got a video coming out with Nicki Minaj and Puffy, now you sending stations text messages and all this shit, print those messages out, busy yo ass open and shove it up your motherf*cking a**.”
Minaj also spoke on a comment from Leigh-Anne, prior to the drama.
“One more thing, in my story, I just posted your friend, you under her pictures talking about ‘werk?’”
“Stop using this fake selective outrage when you guys have personal vendettas against people,” she said.
Following the spirited Livestream, Nelson turned to social media to apologize to those who had criticized her for her appearance in the music video.
“I personally want to say that my intention was never, ever to offend people of color with this video and my song because like I said, growing up as a young girl, this is the music that I listened to,” she said. “These are the videos that I watched and thought were the best.”
“For me personally, ’90s R&B were the best years in music,” she continued. “I just wanted to celebrate that.”
In the wake of the outrage, Pinnock and the rest of Little Mix members appeared to have unfollowed Nelson on social media.