Nicki Minaj Defends Former Little Mix Star Jesy Nelson Against ‘Blackfishing’ Allegations: I Can Always Find Something
Nicki Minaj comes to the defense of the former Little Mixing star Jesy Nelson of past blackfishing claims. On October 8 the English singer Jesy Nelson, 30, released his debut solo album ‘Boyz’ with the famous rapper Nicki Minaj, 38. After the music video for the song was released, critics called Jesy Nelson, who is a white woman, for seemingly black fishing, cultural pursuit, and use of what some call blaccent in song / music video.
However, Nicki Minaj seems to disagree with the claims. The rapper ‘SuperBass’ recently left several comments under a TikTok video taken for his musical friend. He wrote,
“I can name a couple other U.S. singers who are just as much like this. I always try to find anything. #VeryMuchSomething”
“So all these reality stars you worship with a lot of lips and well but Jesy where do you draw the line huh?”
In a recent interview, Jesy Nelson also spoke about the accusations of cultural distribution he faced and said,
“The whole time I was in Little Mix I never got any of that. And then I came out of [the band] and people suddenly said it. I wasn’t on social media at that hour, so I left my team [deal with it], because that’s when I just go out. But I mean, like, I like Black culture. I love Black music. That’s all I know; this is what I grew up with. ”
“I knew very well that I was a white British woman; I have yet to say that I am not. ”
This is not the first time Jesy called for blackfishing. In 2018 the songstress was criticized by fans for seemingly changing her appearance to appear Black or unclear of race.
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