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Little Mix ‘confirm they are splitting’ following toxic fallout with Jesy Nelson

The remaining members of Little Mix – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – are reportedly set to announce the official end of their band next month

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Little Mix are set to announce they are splitting up in just a couple of weeks time – and following an explosive fall out with former bandmate Jesy Nelson.

The chart topping girl group have been a hit on the music scene since they first formed on The X Factor back in 2011.

But recent events have obscured the band – originally forming of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – in controversy.

Trouble has been brewing for the ladies for the past year after 30-year-old Jesy sensationally quit the group after her mental health deteriorated during her time in the spotlight with the band.



Remaining Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock are reportedly about to announce their split
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But things got even worse in recent weeks after Jesy launched her debut solo career and became engulfed in a cultural appropriation storm which set her on a collision course with her former bandmates.

Now sourced have claimed to The Sun on Sunday that Little Mix’s remaining members are throwing in the towel to pursue solo careers of their own.

The source said: “There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Little Mix but it is now very clear that the end of the road has been reached.



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“A date is set to announce the split. The upcoming tour is going to be a farewell to their fans.”

It is also suggested the band will formally break the news to their fans next month.

The Mirror has contacted a representative of the band for comment.

News of a possible split comes after a week of negative headlines surrounded Jesy who has been battling accusations that the music video of her debut solo single, Boyz, amounts to cultural appropriation.

The video is an homage to the early naughties music videos of rap and RnB singers – but many music fans have accused the singer of attempting to appropriate black culture and history for her own gain.





Little Mix star Leigh-Anne, 30, found herself embroiled in the furore after a TikTok user named NoHun claimed she had sent a direct message to him urging him to “do a video about [Jesy] being a blackfish”.

Jesy herself has attempted to dismiss claims she had utilised black culture to promote her own music.

In an interview with Vulture last weekend, as the backlash began, she insisted: “I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.



Jesy Nelson has been embroiled in a backlash since the release of her debut solo single, Boyz
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“But I mean, like, I love Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on.”

However the backlash refused to subside – and was intensified when Jesy’s Boyz collaborator Nicki Minaj attempted to defend her by branding the remaining Little Mix members “clowns”.

Many fans noted that Jesy laughed along when Nicki addressed the controversial backlash – but also noted she didn’t directly address the backlash herself.


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