Nicki Minaj Weighs in on Jesy Nelson’s “Blackfishing” Accusations

“The whole time I was in Little Mix I never got any of that,” Jesy went on. “And then I came out of [the band] and people all of a sudden were saying it. I wasn’t on social media around that time, so I let my team [deal with it], because that was when I’d just left. But I mean, like, I love Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on.”

Her new “Boyz” video with Nicki only seemed to increase the outrage from social media users, with one saying she took her “black fishing to the next level.” 

Another popular tweet read, “jesy nelson profiting off of black culture, when she herself couldn’t even be a good ally to an ex bandmate let alone the black community, whilst black fishing and trying to sing with a blaccent in an attempt to sound hard when she’s from Essex…in british black history month????”

Speaking with Nicki, Jesy said her “intention was never ever to offend people of color” with the video. She instead wanted to “celebrate” ’90s R&B because “that era of music is what I love.” 

She shared, “It actually does really hurt me that may have offended people.”

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