When your ex-bandmates write a song called Cut You Off, we imagine the message must be pretty clear. And for Jesy Nelson it seems she has very much been cut off from her former Little Mix pals.
An insider close to the girl group tells heat, “When the girls initially said goodbye to Jesy, it was friendly, and they thought maybe one day they could all reunite for fans. But after everything Jesy has said negatively in the press about Little Mix, they recently decided that it would be best to shut the door on her for good.”
Since announcing she was leaving the group in December, Jesy, 30, has done a number of interviews talking about how much she struggled being part of Little Mix. She recently described the experience as “ten years of my life I was very unhappy with". And we’re told the group’s remaining members – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards – have heard enough.
“While the girls really feel for Jesy and her struggles, they can't help being fed up with feeling like doormats by not sticking up for the band,” our source reveals. “They’ve been advised not to say anything publicly – but they just want to draw a line under the whole thing and move on knowing that Little Mix will always be just a three piece from now on. They’re not doing this out of spite, it’s more about having self-respect and taking Jesy at her word.”
This week, the girls release new song Cut You Off, which includes the lyrics, “How did we get here; We used to be so cool; Nothing lasts forever but I really thought we could; I know there’ll be tears but it’s worth the broken heart; If I can’t protect my energy, I gotta cut you off.”
Speaking about writing the track, Jade, 28, said, “It was kind of like a therapy session actually.”
Jesy – who released her first solo single featuring Nicki Minaj last week – is said to be focusing on her solo career, for now.
“Currently, Jesy has said she has no desire to go back, but she doesn’t like the idea of there being bad blood between them all,” our source explains. “Right now Jesy is doing her best to focus on her solo career – but she’s terrified it’s not going to work out, and her family have been worried about her burning bridges with the band. She used to be in one of the most successful girl groups in history, and there's lot of pressure on her with her solo music. She knows she’s only got one chance to make it on her own.”
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