Little Mix “taking a break”
Little Mix have split up. Or at least gone on “a break”. You know, like One Direction “went on a break”. They’ll be back before you know it, I’m sure.
In a statement, the group say: “We wanted to let you all know that after the ‘Confetti’ tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix”.
“It’s been ten amazing years”, they add, “a wonderful non-stop adventure, and we feel the time is right to take a break so we can recharge and work on some other projects. We can’t thank you enough for your love and never-ending support since the beginning. We love you all SO much”.
Yeah, sounds like they’re splitting up for good.
“We are not splitting up”, they insist. “Little Mix are here to stay. We have plans for more music, tours and performances in the future. We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more. We’re sisters and will always have each other and you, the fans, in our lives. Little Mix is forever”.
Sure. Rumours that Little Mix were preparing to announce their split began circulating in October, as the group got caught up in a bitter feud with former member Jesy Nelson.
Little Mix, of course, formed on the 2011 series of ‘X Factor’, becoming one of the most successful acts to come out of the series. Earlier this year, they released a greatest hits compilation, ‘Between Us’, to mark their tenth anniversary.
Nelson quit a year ago, returning with her debut solo single, ‘Boyz’, in October, which prompting a ‘blackfishing’ controversy – many claiming that the song and its video co-opted black culture, while Nelson herself was heavily tanned to make her look “racially ambiguous”.
One of Nelson’s critics turned out to be Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, leaked messages confirmed. But Nicki Minaj, who guests on ‘Boyz’, claimed that those criticisms are a result of Pinnock being a “jealous clown”, in one of several defences she made of Nelson.
Earlier this week, Pinnock announced her first solo music, with two songs appearing on the soundtrack of new film ‘Boxing Day’, in which she also stars. Meanwhile, her bandmate Jade Thirlwall is also preparing to embark on a solo career, while Perrie Edwards is launching a “contemporary luxury” lifestyle brand.READ MORE ABOUT: Little Mix