Leigh-Anne Pinnock became visibly emotional as she defended her character amid her feud with her former Little Mix bandmate Jesy Nelson.
The singer celebrated her 30th birthday with family and friends on Saturday night, and made a heartfelt speech with her fiancé Andre Gray by her side.
The mum-of-two said through tears: “I know my character, you know my character, anyone that meet me knows my f***ing character. That’s all I care about.”
She added: “I’m so proud of everything I’ve achieved. I’ve got the most beautiful fiancé who I’m still pretty much obsessed with after five years, and the two most beautiful, perfect f***king babies.”
It comes after Nicki Minaj called Leigh-Anne “a clown” in an Instagram Live with Jesy Nelson last week.
The rapper collaborated with Jesy on her debut solo single ‘Boyz’, which was released on October 8.
Jesy came under fire for the music video, with many accusing her of altering her appearance to seem Black or racially ambiguous – otherwise known as “blackfishing”.
Amid the controversy, messages between Instagram user @nohun_ and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were leaked.
According to screenshots posted online, Leigh-Anne allegedly asked NoHun to make a video about Jesy “being a black fish”.
The alleged messages from Leigh-Anne also accused Jesy of blocking her and her Little Mix bandmates, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, on social media, and added: “Horrible person.”
Goss.ie has reached out to Leigh-Anne’s reps for a comment regarding these alleged messages.
Weighing in on the drama, Nicki said during an Instagram Live: “Sweetheart, take them text messages and shove it up your f***ing ass, because when you do clown shit I got to treat you and talk to you like you a clown.”
“If you was in this woman’s group and you ain’t talk about this s**t for 10 years, and as soon as you see she got a video coming out with Nicki Minaj and Puffy, now you sending text messages and all this shit…”
“Print those text messages out, bust your ass open and shove them up your motherf***ing ass. Stop trying to hurt people and kill people’s lives and careers, this is the way people feed their families. Stop – if you want a solo career, baby girl, just say that.”
The rapper continued: “You can go out and put your own music. We’re gonna support you and love you. That’s it. You don’t have to attack someone else. If that’s how you felt, why were you kiki’ing with her and being in the videos with her for 10 years?”
“Now, all of a sudden she’s not in a video with you, you have some negative, evil thing to do and say? Stop.”
“Only jealous people do things like this. It makes you a big jealous bozo. I love you guys but please don’t do this. Let these people be miserable all by themselves.”
Jesy, who was also on the Instagram Live, didn’t say anything during Nicki’s rant, but occasionally laughed at some of her comments.
Nicki then took to Twitter to slam Leigh-Anne even further, writing: “JeLeigh btchs actin real messy…”
“If you know someone has been suicidal from bullying in the past, why try to get a bunch of ppl to bully them again about smthng else, on an even bigger scale? Shame on you— that’s rlly sad. You don’t know what ppl can deal with.”
Jesy left Little Mix in December 2020, explaining at the time that being in the group was taking a toll on her mental health.
You can read everything you need to know about the Little Mix and Jesy Nelson feud here.