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Little Mix rumoured to be preparing to announce split

By | Published on Monday 18 October 2021

Little Mix

Little Mix are rumoured to be planning to announce their split next month, with the group’s three members following former bandmate Jesy Nelson in going solo.

The Sun On Sunday yesterday claimed that the group will formally announce their plan to break up in mid-November, with previously announced live shows in April and May next year then acting as a farewell tour.

This all comes after a week of bitter feuding between the group and Nelson following the release of her debut solo single, ‘Boyz’. Nelson, of course, has been accused of ‘blackfishing’, by co-opting elements of African-American culture in both the song and its video, and also appearing heavily tanned in said video.

One of her critics turned out to be Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, leaked messages confirmed. But Nicki Minaj, who guests on ‘Boyz’, has claimed that those criticisms are a result of Pinnock being a “jealous clown”, in one of several defences of Nelson.

This has all ensured a great deal more coverage and airplay for ‘Boyz’, which otherwise would have been dismissed as a disappointing solo debut. What long term effect the controversy will have remains to be see though.

The Sun On Sunday heavily implies that the fighting with Nelson is behind Little Mix’s decision to split. However, we will see what official reason they give. If the splitting up rumour is indeed true.