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18th Oct 2021

Little Mix’s Leigh Anne Pinnock addresses haters in tearful speech at 30th birthday party

Katy Brennan

Leigh Anne Pinnock

Fans are speculating Leigh-Anne was alluding to a recent video where she was mocked by Jesy Nelson and Nicky Minaj.

Leigh Anne Pinnock broke down in tears during a speech hitting back at haters as she celebrated her 30th birthday this weekend.

Last week, the singer was subject to criticism from Nicki Minaj on Instagram Live, where the rapper discussed alleged messages from Leigh-Anne calling Jesy Nelson a “horrible person” amid Blackfishing claims.

Nicki defended Jesy and called Leigh-Anne out, referring to her as a “clown”.

“Take them text messages and shove it up your f**king ass,” she said. “If that’s how you felt, why were you kiki’ing with her and being in the videos with her for 10 years?

Now, all of a sudden she’s not in a video with you, you have some negative things to do and say? Stop.”

The new mum to twins seemingly addressed the drama in her emotional speech.

“I’m 30 years old. I know my character, you know my character, anyone that meets me knows my f**king character,” she said.

“That’s all I care about. I am so proud of everything I have achieved; a beautiful fiancé I’m pretty much obsessed with, and the two most perfect f**king babies.

“Everything I stand for, everything I am fighting for, it is for them and I will never stop. I have found my voice now and I will continue to use it. Tonight we celebrate life, health, good friends, and amazing family – I love you all.”

Leigh-Anne’s fiance, Andre Gray, stood by her side as she delivered the emotional speech, before grabbing the microphone at the end to issue a warning.

“If anyone has anything to say, come and find me,” he said. “The one thing I will do in my life is to protect my family.

“If you blogger d**kheads want to come and talk, if you try and disrespect my baby mama, my wife, my kids, there is going to be a problem.”

The speech, uploaded to Instagram by Leigh-Anne’s sister, has since gone viral, with many people praising the singer for standing up for herself.