Little Mix has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at former bandmate Jesy Nelson in the stinging track Cut You Off.
The Barbed Pop Song is the newest release from the girls’ upcoming album Between Us.
And we can reveal that the spiked lyrics appear to be targeting Jesse—who left the group in 2020—as they sing about biting someone: “To protect my energy.”
The girls sing: “How did we get here; How beautiful we used to be; Nothing lasts forever, but I really thought a little E could do; I know there will be tears but it’s worth a broken heart; If I can’t protect my energy, I’ll have to cut you off.”
Unveiling the title this week, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall revealed that recording the song was “like therapy”.
Jade said in an Instagram video: “Cut You Off was written a few months ago in a session with Lost Boy and Lauren Aquilina. It was really like a therapy session writing Cut You Off.”
Perry said: “You totally left it, it’s a safe place.” And Jade went on: “I love cut you off because it’s a really good, solid, frantic pop song.”
The girls did not say who the song was directed for, but fans who watched the video speculated that they were targeting their former bandmates.
One wrote: “So is this about Jesse?” While another added: “Imagine it was aimed at Jesse.”
This comes as Jesse — who will release new single Boyz with Nicki Minaj on Friday — opened up about the “disagreements” within the group.
Speaking in an online interview, she described the girls as “like my sisters” and “the best girl band in the world”.
But she continued: “I had moments when I really loved it, but there were times when I was more sad than I was happy.
“And I don’t get to make my own decisions. Even three people have to agree, so there will always be disagreements.”
Miley Thigh Club
MILEY Cyrus flaunts her usual shy and retired self in this alluring fuchsia number.
The pop icon was performing at the Austin City Limits Festival last week and even gatecrashed Megan Thee Stallion’s set for an improv twerking contest. as you do
Miley posted a series of snaps on Instagram of herself in a black fringed two-piece with a very impressive bouffant hairdo.
She wrote: “Everything is bigger in Texas, including my hair.”
Godmother Dolly Parton would be proud.
Vern for the derm?
After Dermot O’Leary admitted that he and Friday co-host Alison Hammond had problems early on in This Morning, we’ve heard rumors that producers are keen to test Vernon Kay.
The figures on Friday took a sharp turn to watch after the pair took over from veterans Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford in January.
Vernon was there for the daytime guest back in August, but had to drop out due to contracting Covid.
Our source added: “Today Morning Boss is always keen to keep their line-up as fresh as possible and are looking for the best chemistry between their talents on screen. Dermot is a pro, but some people are wondering if He and Alison are the best fit. They’re really looking forward to getting Vernon on the couch.”
It comes after Dermot admitted last month that they were thrown together without lunch and scoffed.
He added: “The idea that there won’t be a period of getting to know each other is crazy.
“If we were on air and pretended that we know each other really well and are great friends, people wouldn’t have bought it.”
Diana goes psychedelic
Diana Ross’ highly anticipated new album Thank You is set to go in a new direction – as we can reveal that the soul legend has teamed up with psychedelic Australian Tame Impala for a track.
The collaboration sets the tone for the long-awaited record, which is full of surprises.
An industry insider told us: “Diana may be 77 years old, but she is determined to push the boundaries of music and challenge herself.
“She loves reinventing and melting genres together. She’s really excited to be working with Tame Impala and delighted with the track – she can’t wait for fans to hear it.”
His first album of original material in 22 years is set for release later this year.
Written in Lockdown, it also features collaborations with Taylor Swift writer Jack Antonoff and Sam Smith producer Jimmy Nipps.
The former Supremes singer said in a statement: “This collection of songs is my gift with appreciation and love. I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to record this wonderful piece of music at this time.”
We can’t wait to hear it.
Ed’s Kid Cash Pledge
Ed Sheeran is following in the footsteps of Sir Elton John by teaching his children the value of money.
The Shivers hitmaker, who was worth £220 million this year, has revealed that he doesn’t want to leave his entire fortune to daughter Lyra.
He added: “I don’t want to leave Lyra with everything, but I want to make sure that if she wants to do something it’s not impossible.”
Asked by a Swiss TV channel about the £600 million he paid for the Divide Tour two years ago, Ed said: “It goes to cost and crew and then it’s taxed, so it’s that number.” Not that was gross. I’ve invested in art, I love art.”
It comes after Elton said he made his children work for pocket money and Daniel Craig admitted he felt it was “distasteful” to leave huge amounts of money to heirs. He said: “My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before I leave.”
We’ll give you a hand.
Amelia’s grief for pal Sarah
Geordie Shore’s Amelia Lilly has expressed her grief over the death of Sarah Harding after growing close to the tragic singer.
The former X Factor contestant supported Girls Aloud on their UK tour in 2013 and became friends with Sarah when they were both on 2017’s Celebrity Big Brother.
Amelia said: “When I found out Sarah had cancer my whole body went cold.
“The day he died was terrifying. I cried for a long time. I still think about him every day.”
Geordie Shore returns to MTV on Tuesday with a new format that includes the cast going on dates.
Amelia admitted that her search for love on the show was “difficult”, but added: “I had the best time and would do it again in a heartbeat.”
Megan Thee Stallion Shows Off Her Wealth
It should never be said that Megan Thee Stallion is not proud of her wealth.
She posted this photo after arriving at the Austin City Limits festival.
The busty rapper also paraded her bejeweled neck and terrifying set. It’s not like anyone was watching them.
nick gets goofy
It’s comforting to know that even glamorous people like Nicole Scherzinger have goofy moments.
Here Nick is growling on his balcony on the Caribbean island of Canauan.
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