Another day, another trending topic featuring Nicki Minaj. This time, the rapper is the topic of Twitter discussion from addressing Leigh-Anne of Little Mix after screenshots were leaked that allegedly showed her criticizing her former groupmate, Jesy Nelson, for “Blackfishing.
In case you missed it, former bandmate Jesy Nelson dropped a new song with Nicki last week (October 7) but it seems as if one of the group members, Leigh-Anne, was less than thrilled about the latest single. That’s when, according to E!, unverified screenshots were leaked on TikTok that showed Leigh-Anne allegedly going after Jesy in Instagram DMs. The messages show Leigh-Anne calling Jesy a “horrible person,” and address Jesy as being a “blackfish” and acting Black when she’s not.
Fast forward to today as Nicki, 38, weighed in on the controversy when she hosted an Instagram Live with 30-year-old Jesy. The conversation took a turn when Nicki went off, causing the rapper to trend on social once again. During the video, Nicki addressed the “clown s***” and suggested that the group members should support Jesy rather than ridicule her, especially because Jesy left the group last year after saying that it “took a toll on my mental health.”
While she didn’t mention anyone by name, Nicki did go on a rant in full support of Jesy, saying, “Sweetheart, take them text messages and shove it up your f–king a**. Let her enjoy this time. If you was in this woman’s group and you ain’t talk about this s–t for 10 years, and as soon as you see she’s got a video coming out with Nicki Minaj—”
She continued the explicit rant by saying, “Print them text messages out, bust your a** open and shove it up your motherf****** a**. OK? And stop trying to hurt people and kill people’s lives and career.”
Jesy has since spoken out about the accusations of black fishing, telling Vulture in a recent article that she’s “very aware” she’s a white, British woman. “I’ve never said that I wasn’t.”
Watch the full IG Live conversation with Nicki and Jesy below