Little Mix’s own Perrie Edwards has come forwards to give an insight into the group’s fame and how it affects them. What Edwards did say is that none of them truly expected fame to be such a hard thing and be a drain on them. This news came just a week after Little Mix released their latest album Confetti (released 06/11/2020).
It’s no hidden secret that Little Mix is a bunch of hard-working women. They have time and time again shown this drive and dedication and have stood for what they believe in and what they want to do. This is shown by when people hit out at them for their on-stage wardrobe being “Too Sexy”, the lady hit back at the “double standards“ prevalent in the music industry and society as a whole.
Jesy Nelson had this to say on the matter: “You should be able to be whatever kind of woman you want to be. You should be able to wear what you bloody want to wear and rock it with confidence. As long as you feel good about yourself, that’s all that matters.” To continue the hard work they’ve had to fight for, the ladies have also had to battle Piers Morgan back in 2018 when “the TV star criticised the girlband for posing naked for the cover art of their hit song Strip.”
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All this has never stopped the women in their drive and greatness, Edwards told Jonathan Ross that they are “Willing to work” for everything they have and want to achieve. This includes many hit singles reaching number 1 and 6 successful albums, the most recent of which Confetti debuted at number 2 in the charts. However, all this drive, passion, and hard work comes at a price.
Recently Jesy Nelson had to take an extended medical break for “private medical reasons” and Edwards also talks about how hard they’ve found life despite all the hard work. “I don’t think we expected it to be this hard, when you’re young and you think of being a pop star, you think, ‘Oh I want everyone to love me and ask for my autograph’. We don’t rest, we don’t sleep, but we love success so we’re willing to work for it and it’s been an amazing 10 years.”
Little Mix’s journey has been a sight to see, starting back in 2011 they debuted as Rythmix on the Xfactor resulting in their victory. They continued on the success train releasing albums and selling out shows. Recently they also started their own talent show on BBC one called The Search. It’s at this point that Nelson started to feel the strain as she missed the finals of the show.
“People don’t understand the pressure, people sometimes see pop stars and think, ‘Oh it is glam and glitz’, but it is really hard.” said fellow member Leigh-Anne Pinnock. The public tends to have a rose-tinted lens when it comes to famous stars, what tends to be forgotten is that they’re humans who have feelings and get overwhelmed with the pressures of life. We hope that Jesy feels better soon.