Little Mix ignore Jesy Nelson solo frenzy to promote own music at a trio

By Zoe Delaney

Little Mix took to social media on Friday to push the sale of a new signed record - as Jesy Nelson went on a promotional rampage for her debut single.

30-year-old Jesy, who left the award-winning girl group in December 2020, finally released her highly anticipated debut offering as a solo artist on Friday morning.

Sampling P Diddy 's iconic hit Bad Boy for Life, Jesy's Boyz sees the solo artist joined by rapper Nicki Minaj on her first musical release since walking away from Little Mix last year.

As Jesy did the media rounds and shared dozens of Stories to her Instagram account to drum up interest in her new single, her former bandmates opted to stay focused on their own endeavours.

Jesy Nelson left Little Mix after struggling to cope with the pressure of being in a group (GC Images)

The trio - that consists of Leigh-Anne Pinncock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall - took to social media just hours after Jesy dropped Boyz to promote some Little Mix merchandise.

Sharing a post to their 14.9 Instagram followers on Stories, the Brit Award -winning band urged fans to get their hands on a limited edition record.

The former X Factor stars captioned a snap of the record: "The signed Between Us records are only live for a few more hours."

Little Mix have enjoyed huge success as a trio over recent months (JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)
The band choose to focus on promoting their own music on Friday (https://www.instagram.com/littlemix/)

Since Jesy's shock departure from the record-breaking girl group, the remaining trio have rarely spoken about their former bandmate publicly and continued with all things Little Mix.

When the group made history earlier this year at The Brit Awards - becoming the first ever female act to take home the Best Group gong - the girls thanked their ex bandmate in an emotional speech.

The solo artist teamed up with Nicki Minaj for her debut single (DIGITAL/EROTEME.CO.UK)

Taking to the stage to collect the award in May, a then-pregnant Leigh-Anne read a speech from her phone which began: "We have been together for 10 years. It’s been the best years of our lives. We’ve gone through so much. We’ve had so much fun and made so many incredible memories."

She then went on to say: ""We want to start by thanking our incredible fans, of course Jesy, and our amazing team."

Jesy responded to being acknowledged by her victorious former bandmates by sharing a snap of the trio clutching their awards on her Instagram Stories -adding love hearts and clapping hands emojis to her post.

The former Little Mix star recently spoke about her ex bandmates (GC Images)

Since becoming a solo artist, the 30-year-old has given numerous interviews where she reflects on her time in Little Mix and her current relationship with her one-time bandmates.

Speaking earlier this month, the National Television Award winner told Glamour magazine that she no longer speaks regularly with Jade and new mums Perrie and Leigh-Anne.

"It is weird because for so many years we were as close as sisters, together every hour of the day for weeks, sharing beds, laughing, crying, just 24/7 the four of us together and then nothing," she told the publication.

When quizzed about whether she has met her former bandmate's newborn babies, she added: "No. I’ve sent a few texts, but that’s it. I can’t explain it, it’s like there has to be this distance."


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