Little Mix fans stunned by ‘leaked messages’ apparently showing Leigh-Anne slamming Jesy Nelson

Little Mix fans have been left stunned by a series of messages apparently sent by Leigh-Anne Pinnock slamming her former bandmate Jesy Nelson.

Influencer No Hun revealed the private DMs, apparently sent from Leigh-Anne, accusing Jesy of “blackfishing” — when a white person uses black culture to further their career or online presence.

In one message, believed to have been sent from Leigh-Anne's Instagram account, Leigh-Anne says: “She [Jesy] blocked us. Cut us off. Horrible person.”

In another, she appears to write: "Do a video about her being a blackfish instead.”

Her Instagram account also liked a post by @everydayracism, which had posted a short guide to blackfishing after “a lot of talk” on the topic over the past few days.

Jesy, 30, has been accused of blackfishing on a number of occasions since leaving the X Factor-winning band last year.

She came under fire after her debut solo single Boyz with Nicki Minaj was released last week.

Responding to blackfishing claims, Jesy 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 all of a sudden were saying it.

"But I mean, like, I love black culture. I love black music. That’s all I know; it’s what I grew up on.

“I’m very aware that I’m a white British woman; I’ve never said that I wasn’t.”

Leigh-Anne’s Little Mix bandmates Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, both 28, have also unfollowed Jesy on Instagram — as has the account belonging to Perrie’s dog Hatchi.

Last week Little Mix ignored Jesy's music debut – 10 months after she sensationally quit the girl group back in December.

Instead they promoted their own music on Instagram.

Their decision to ignore Jesy's solo single comes after fans noticed that she did not publicly acknowledge Leigh-Anne and Perrie's baby arrivals back in August.

A source close to Jesy confirmed she has put a block on all direct personal contact with the band, and has not spoken to her former pals for several months.

The insider said: “The plan was always to stay in touch but that just hasn’t happened because Jesy didn’t want it.

“She wants to sever ties and start again — that seems to be both professionally and personally.”

In a bombshell interview Jesy described her time in the group as a source of great unhappiness.

Representatives for the band have been approached for comment.

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