Jesy Nelson revealed this week that she hasn’t spoken to her former Little Mix bandmates, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, in more than two years.
The 31-year-old singer confirmed her exit from girl group Little Mix in December 2020 after revealing the pressure took a toll on her mental health.
Jesy, who recently released her new single Bad Thing, insisted she wishes the trio ‘all the best’ and hailed their talent.
‘No, we haven’t talked since [I left the band]. Never say never, but I honestly wish them the best on their solo journeys now, which is so exciting.’
She added to the Sun: ‘I am rooting for all of them. I honestly do wish them all the success as they are all crazy talented.’
Jesy also spoke frankly about the state of her mental health in the run-up to her quitting the band, which formed on The X Factor in 2011.
‘I was struggling with my body issues, I was constantly being trolled – and I really, really struggled with it,’ she explained, adding that by the end of her time in Little Mix she could no longer ‘enjoy the good parts’.
It’s an incredibly exciting month for Jesy, who just dropped her banger of a new track, Bad Thing.
The popstar recently revealed why she chose to angle the track’s music video around an abusive relationship, explaining she wanted to raise awareness of domestic abuse.
Beginning with a romantic spark between a barmaid and her customer, the old Hollywood-esque video slowly unravels to tell a far more sinister story.
Jesy revealed her intentions behind the video’s ending during a live Q&A at the Everyman Screen on the Green in Angel on Thursday (April 13).
When questioned why she chose to sign off the video with an image of her curled up on the floor having just endured physical abuse from her partner, the star nodded to the women in her life.
She said of the lyrics she co-wrote: ‘I just feel like so many women in my life have been through horrific experiences like this and I just really wanted to raise awareness about it.
‘I think it’s such an important topic that hardly anyone ever speaks about. There’s so many people that go through it and they’re too scared to talk about it and so I just think it’s really important.’
The Boyz artist worked in collaboration with Women’s Aid while shooting the concept and attached helpline notices to the beginning and end of the music video.
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