Jesy Nelson was “miserable” in Little Mix.
The 30-year-old singer left the chart-topping girl group in December due to the negative consequences the group was having on her mental health, and the star admitted she was “depressed” most of the time during her tenure. with the ‘Black Magic’ hitmakers.
Jesy worked at a bar before she rose to fame on ‘The X Factor’ with ex-teammates Perrie Edwards, 29, Jade Thirlwall, 28, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, also 29, in 2011, and her mother no. didn’t “recognize” her own daughter when she was in Little Mix.
Speaking on ‘Reign with Josh Smith’, an exclusive unfiltered chat with Jesy Nelson, broadcast exclusively on LIVENow, the music star said: “Especially my mom, she was like, ‘I think you really need to take care from you now because ‘not healthy.’ And the annoying thing for my mom is that my mom saw me as a bartender who was very confident, who was always happy, and then went to someone who didn’t trust, who was depressed all the time. , depressed.
And that was really hard to watch as a mother for herâ¦ My mom doesn’t care about the money, the fame, all that bullshit, she just wants me to be happy.
“So for her to see her daughter doing something that she always wanted to do, but to see her be like that
miserable, my mother said to me, ‘Why are you doing this? You live once. It’s not you. This is not the Jesy I know. You’ve become someone I don’t even recognize anymore.
Jesy has since gone solo, signed a major recording deal and is set to release her debut single, âBoyz,â and fans can expect to hear her truth in her lyrics.
She said: âThis is the first time that I have to really explain what I really feel in my songs, which is really refreshing and like a weight on my shouldersâ¦ I take control of everything now, until my clips. , until my style, until … Everything. Before it was a collective, now it’s just me and it’s scary, but I like it because if it goes to shit, then
I agree with that because it’s my truth and that’s what I wanted to do.
Despite leaving the group, Jesy says the trio âdeservesâ all of their success, including winning the BRIT Award for Best Group this year and going number one with âSweet Melodyâ.
And she insisted that she made “amazing memories” with the girls that she can fondly remember.
She added, âI honestly had the most amazing memories with Little Mix. We laughed so much, they are, they are like my sisters. Obviously they get number one with ‘Sweet Melody’ and the BRIT Award is all they deserve. I was so happy for them when they won this BRIT Award because they deserve it. They really, really do. This is the best girl group in the world and so yeah that was really good. It was a very nice way to end this trip.
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