Nicki Minaj during an Instagram live on October 11 and dissed Leigh-Anne for ‘asking an influencer to do a video slating her for ‘blackfishing’
Nicki Minaj slammed Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock for accusing her former bandmate, Jesy Nelson of ‘Blackfishing’. Nicki Minaj and Jesy Nelson collborated for her debut solo ‘Boyz’ which has caused quite a controversy since its release this weekend. The rapper appeared on an Instagram live with Jesy on Monday, October 11, to discuss their new song ‘Boyz’, when Nicki Minaj attacked Leigh-Anne for ‘asking an influencer to do a video slating her for “blackfishing”.
Blackfishing is a term used to define a white person taking on black cultural references for their own gain. Jesy was criticised by fans who accused her of darkening her skin and wearing wigs to look like a black or mix-raced person in the video for ‘Boyz’. During the Instagram live Jesy Nelson said, “My intentions were never ever to offend anyone and it actually does really hurt me that I may have offended people and like hurt people’s feelings by genuinely celebrating something that I love.” Jesy then implied that her tan was the result of a trip to Antigua shortly before filming her debut solo clip. Nicki Minaj added, “There ain’t nothing new with white people wearing wigs.”
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Nicki Minaj called Leigh-Anne Pinnock a “clown” for allegedly messaging a TikTok influencer about Jesy’s “blackfishing”. “You don’t have to come out and try to ruin anyone. Let her [Jesy] have her time. If you was in this woman’s group and you ain’t talk about this sh*t for 10 years and as soon as you see she’s got a video coming out with Nicki Minaj and Puffy now you’re sending the stations text messages and all this sh*t.” Nicki further said that lots of women get tans and fake lips, it doesn’t mean Jesy is trying to look like she isn’t white. “There are lots of women out here in the United States that tan, get bigger lips, get all types of s** done to themselves, ” she added.
Nicki Minaj addresses Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne after leaked screenshots allegedly show her criticizing Jesy Nelson for “Blackfishing”:
“If you want a solo career baby just say that… If that’s how you felt, why were you kiki’ing with her & being in videos with her for 10 years…” pic.twitter.com/uyyLezu0SJ
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 11, 2021
‘Attacking leigh-anne for no reason whatsoever’
Leigh-Anne’s fans clapped back. Brinkwire Brief News.