Nicki Minaj stood up for Jesy Nelson after the Little Mix alum was accused of “blackfishing.” The rapper appeared to call out Jesy’s former bandmates for saying “evil” things out of ”jealousy.”
Former bandmate Jesy Nelson dropped her new song with Nicki on Oct. 7, but it seems at least one Mixer isn’t so thrilled.
TikToker NoHun shared unverified screenshots of Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock allegedly going after Jesy in his Instagram DMs. The messages, which E! News has not independently verified, seemingly show Leigh-Anne calling Jesy a “Horrible person.” She also allegedly asked NoHun to make a video about Jesy “being a black fish,” referring to someone pretending to be or acting Black when they’re not.
Nicki, 38, appeared to weigh in when she hosted an Instagram Live with Jesy, 30, on Oct. 11. (She also quoted the song on her Story ahead of time, saying, “Jesy, we got all these jelly btchs actin real messy.”)
Though she didn’t explicitly mention Little Mix by name, Nicki seemed to direct her rant at the singers: “Sweetheart, take them text messages and shove it up your f–king ass,” she began. “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, “Print them text messages out, bust your ass open and shove it up your motherf–king ass. OK? And stop trying to hurt people and kill people’s lives and career.”
The “Super Bass” artist implied that the Little Mix ladies are simply jealous of Jesy’s solo endeavor.
“Stop. If you want a solo career, baby girl, just say that,” she remarked. “You can go out and put your own music. We’re gonna support you and love you. That’s it. You don’t have to attack someone else. If that’s how you felt, why were you kiki’ing with her and being in the videos with her for 10 years?”
Nicki added, “Now, all of a sudden she’s not in a video with you, you have some negative, evil thing to do and say? Stop.”
Jesy, too, has spoken out about accusations of black fishing. She told Vulture in an article published on Oct. 8 that she’s “very aware” she’s a white, British woman. “I’ve never said that I wasn’t,” she said.